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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. incited, especially deliberately, to anger;
- Example: "aggravated by passive resistance"
- Example: "the provoked animal attacked the child"
[syn: aggravated, provoked]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Provoke \Pro*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provoked; p. pr. & vb. n. Provoking.] [F. provoquer, L. provocare to call forth; pro forth + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice, cry, call. See Voice.] To call forth; to call into being or action; esp., to incense to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition; hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a challenge, by taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to irritate; to offend intolerably; to cause to retaliate. [1913 Webster] Obey his voice, provoke him not. --Ex. xxiii. 21. [1913 Webster] Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. --Eph. vi. 4. [1913 Webster] Such acts Of contumacy will provoke the Highest To make death in us live. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust? --Gray. [1913 Webster] To the poet the meaning is what he pleases to make it, what it provokes in his own soul. -- J. Burroughs. [1913 Webster] Syn: To irritate; arouse; stir up; awake; excite; incite; anger. See Irritate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

provoked adj 1: incited, especially deliberately, to anger; "aggravated by passive resistance"; "the provoked animal attacked the child" [syn: aggravated, provoked]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "provoked": aggravated, amplified, angry, annoyed, augmented, bothered, browned-off, bugged, burnt-up, chafed, deliberately provoked, disturbed, embittered, enhanced, enlarged, exacerbated, exasperated, galled, griped, heated up, heightened, hotted up, huffy, increased, intensified, irked, irritated, magnified, miffed, nettled, peeved, piqued, put-out, resentful, riled, roiled, ruffled, soured, troubled, vexed, worse, worsened