What is provoked?

  • (adj): Incited, especially deliberately, to anger.
    Example: "The provoked animal attacked the child"
    Synonyms: aggravated

Famous quotes containing the word provoked:

    Thus am I still provoked to every evil
    By this good wicked spirit, sweet angel devil.
    Michael Drayton (1563–1631)

    Whensoever any affliction assails me, mee thinks I have the keyes of my prison in mine owne hand, and no remedy presents it selfe so soone to my heart, as mine own sword. Often meditation of this hath wonne me to a charitable interpretation of their action, who dy so: and provoked me a little to watch and exagitate their reasons, which pronounce so peremptory judgements upon them.
    John Donne (c. 1572–1631)

    Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)