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provocative

adjective pro·voc·a·tive \prə-ˈvä-kə-tiv\

: causing discussion, thought, argument, etc.

: causing sexual feelings or excitement

Full Definition of PROVOCATIVE

:  serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate <a provocative question>
provocative noun
pro·voc·a·tive·ly adverb
pro·voc·a·tive·ness noun
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Examples of PROVOCATIVE

  1. a thoughtful and provocative book
  2. It was one of his more provocative suggestions.
  3. She was wearing a very provocative outfit.

First Known Use of PROVOCATIVE

15th century

Rhymes with PROVOCATIVE

PROVOCATIVE Defined for Kids

provocative

adjective pro·voc·a·tive \prə-ˈvä-kə-tiv\

Definition of PROVOCATIVE for Kids

:  serving or likely to cause a reaction (as interest, curiosity, or anger) <a provocative statement>
pro·voc·a·tive·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary

provocative

adjective pro·voc·a·tive \prə-ˈväk-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of PROVOCATIVE

:  serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate <provocative test for coronary spasm—Journal of the American Medical Association>

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