Simple Definition of provocative
: 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>
Examples of provocative
a thoughtful and provocative book
It was one of his more provocative suggestions.
She was wearing a very provocative outfit.
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PROVOCATIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of provocative
: serving or likely to cause a reaction (as interest, curiosity, or anger) <a provocative statement>
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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