provokingly

provoking

[pruh-voh-king]
adjective
serving to provoke; causing annoyance.

Origin:
1520–30; provoke + -ing2

provokingly, adverb
unprovoking, adjective
unprovokingly, adverb
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provoke (prəˈvəʊk)
 
vb
1.  to anger or infuriate
2.  to cause to act or behave in a certain manner; incite or stimulate
3.  to promote (certain feelings, esp anger, indignation, etc) in a person
4.  obsolete to summon
 
[C15: from Latin prōvocāre to call forth, from vocāre to call]
 
pro'voking
 
adj
 
pro'vokingly
 
adv

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provoke
early 15c., from O.Fr. provoker (14c., Fr. provoquer), from L. provocare "call forth, challenge," from pro- "forth" + vocare "to call" (see voice).
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