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provocative

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

Simple Definition of provocative

  • : causing discussion, thought, argument, etc.

  • : causing sexual feelings or excitement

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of provocative

  1. :  serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate <a provocative question>

provocative noun
provocatively adverb
provocativeness noun

Examples of provocative in a sentence

  1. a thoughtful and provocative book

  2. It was one of his more provocative suggestions.

  3. She was wearing a very provocative outfit.



15th Century

First Known Use of provocative

15th century

Rhymes with provocative


PROVOCATIVE Defined for Kids

provocative

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

Definition of provocative for Students

  1. :  serving or likely to cause a reaction (as interest, curiosity, or anger) <a provocative statement>

provocatively adverb



Medical Dictionary

provocative

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

Medical Definition of provocative

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





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