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provocative
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Concise Dictionary
prə'vɑkətɪv /-'vɒk-
adj.
+serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
+exciting sexual desire

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 inviting, alluring, tempting, charming, tantalizing, teasing, intriguing, fascinating, seductive, stimulating, voluptuous, sensual, sensuous, suggestive, erotic, arousing, exciting, entrancing, irresistible, bewitching, Colloq sexy:
The council found the film too provocative to be shown to schoolchildren.
2 irritating, annoying, galling, irksome, nettlesome, harassing, plaguing, exasperating, infuriating, angering, incensing, maddening, enraging, vexing, vexatious, disquieting, challenging, upsetting, distressing, disturbing, outrageous, wounding, stinging, offensive, humiliating, mortifying:
She is given to making provocative remarks that drive him to distraction.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 intended to make people angry or upset; intended to make people argue about sth: a provocative act / book / remark + He doesn't really mean that-he's just being deliberately provocative.
2 intended to make sb sexually excited: a provocative smile + She was dressed in a highly provocative way.
provocatively adverb
Collocation Dictionary
adj

1 intending to cause an argument

VERBS

be, seem | consider sth

ADV.

extremely, highly, very | rather | deliberately | unnecessarily

2 intending to cause sexual excitement

VERBS

be, look

ADV.

highly, very | unconsciously | sexually


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