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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a manner that troubles the nerves or peace of mind, as by repeated vexations

Usage examples (38)
  • He ruffled the pages of the note-book provokingly.
  • Todborough, looking more provokingly pretty than ever.
  • "How provokingly clever of Lily and Miranda," she said.
  • "Speaking of engagements" -- began Madeline provokingly. for more
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