Synonyms of provocation in English:
1 he remained calm despite severe provocation
goading, prodding, egging on, incitement, rousing, stirring, stimulation, prompting, inducement, encouragement, urging, inspiration, stimulus, pressure;
annoyance, irritation, nettling, agitation, vexation, being rubbed up the wrong way;
teasing, taunting, torment;
informal hassle, aggravation
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