Provocation actions by others that tend to trigger aggression in the recipient, often because they are perceived as stemming from malicious intent.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Provocation
- The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger.
- That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation.
- Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth.
- Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress.
- An appeal to a court. [A Latinism]
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