KJV Dictionary Definition: provocation


PROVOCA'TION, n. L.provacatio. See Provoke.

1. Any thing that excites anger; the cause of resentment.

1 Kings 21.

2. The act of exciting anger.

3. An appeal to a court or judge. A Latinism, not now used.

4. Incitement. Not used.


PROVO'CATIVE, a. Exciting; stimulating; tending to awaken or incite appetite or passion.

PROVO'CATIVE, n. Any thing that tends to excite appetite or passion; a stimulant; as a provocative of hunger or of lust.


PROVO'CATIVENESS, n. The quality of being provocative or stimulating.