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provocation

Pronunciation: /ˌprɑːvəˈkeɪʃən; ˌprɒvəˈkeɪʃən/

Translation of provocation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • provocación (feminine) he put up with a lot of provocation aguantó muchas provocaciones she slapped me without any provocation me abofeteó sin ninguna provocación (de mi parte) at the slightest provocation a la más mínima provocación
    Example sentences
    • His provocations were always deliberately intended to challenge his readers as well as the establishment.
    • Whatever the reasons, whatever the provocations, this is where hatred gets us - innocent people murdered as they go about their ordinary business.
    • The insurgents take advantage of darkness to conduct provocations during armistices or when negotiations are underway.

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