Definition of provocative
: serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate <a provocative question>
Examples of provocative in a sentence
a thoughtful and provocative book
It was one of his more provocative suggestions.
She was wearing a very provocative outfit.
First Known Use of provocative
PROVOCATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of provocative for English Language Learners
: causing discussion, thought, argument, etc.
: causing sexual feelings or excitement
PROVOCATIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of provocative for Students
: serving or likely to cause a reaction (as interest, curiosity, or anger) <a provocative statement>
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