HyperDic: provocative

English > 2 senses of the word provocative:
ADJECTIVEallprovocativeserving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
allprovocativeexciting sexual desire
provocative > pronunciation
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > provocative: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating / stimulating discussion or exciting controversy.
  • "a provocative remark"
  • "a provocative smile"
  • "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
Narroweragitative, agitating, provokingCausing or tending to cause anger / anger or resentment
challenging, intriguingdisturbingly provocative
chargedcapable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy
incendiary, incitive, inflammatory, instigative, rabble-rousing, seditiousArousing to action or rebellion
rousingrousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading
See alsoexcitingcreating or arousing excitement
Oppositeunprovocative, unprovokingnot provocative
Spanishprovocador, provocativo
Catalanprovocador, provocatiu
Adverbsprovocativelyin a provocative manner
Verbsprovokeprovide the needed stimulus for
provokecall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
provokeannoy continually or chronically
English > provocative: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexciting sexual desire.
Example"her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
Broadersexymarked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

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