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Definition 1: serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where provocative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a provocative remark
  • a provocative smile
  • provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance

(provocative is similar to ...) causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

"a provoking delay at the airport"

(provocative is similar to ...) disturbingly provocative

"an intriguing smile"

(provocative is similar to ...) capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy

"the highly charged issue of abortion"

(provocative is similar to ...) arousing to action or rebellion

(provocative is similar to ...) rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading

"tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation"

(means also ...) creating or arousing excitement

"an exciting account of her trip"

Definition 2: intentionally arousing sexual desire - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where provocative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative

(provocative is similar to ...) marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

"feeling sexy" "sexy clothes" "sexy poses" "a sexy book" "sexy jokes"

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