Cite
 

Synonyms for provoked

Verb

1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, make, create
usage: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
2. provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up, cause, do, make
usage: evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
3. provoke, stimulate, challenge
usage: provide the needed stimulus for
4. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
usage: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

Adjective

1. aggravated, provoked, angry (vs. unangry)
usage: incited, especially deliberately, to anger; "aggravated by passive resistance"; "the provoked animal attacked the child"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

 

Related Content

Synonyms Index