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making people angry or upset
英语解释:intended to start arguments between people or to make people angry or upset
Provocative remarks make people angry. When you are provocative in your words or actions you make people angry or irritated. When you intend to make others angry you behave in a provocative manner. Provocative comments sometimes cause a serious discussion of a topic.
- His words about the young girl's behavior were highly provocative. It made the young girl and also her parents very angry and they picked up a quarrel with the man.