provocative

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

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


PROVOCATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of provocative for English Language Learners

  • : causing discussion, thought, argument, etc.

  • : causing sexual feelings or excitement


PROVOCATIVE Defined for Kids

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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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