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provoking (adj.)

1520s, "that incites or instigates," present-participle adjective from provoke. Meaning "irritating, frustrating" is attested from 1640s. Related: Provokingly.

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Definitions of provoking from WordNet

provoking (adj.)
causing or tending to cause anger or resentment;
a provoking delay at the airport
Synonyms: agitative / agitating
From wordnet.princeton.edu