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Meaning of PROVOCATIVE

Pronunciation:  pru'vâkutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
  2. [adj]  exciting sexual desire; "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
 

PROVOCATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: agitating, agitative, challenging, charged, incendiary, incitive, inflammatory, instigative, intriguing, provoking, rabble-rousing, rousing, seditious, sexy
 
 Antonyms: unprovocative, unprovoking
 
 See Also: exciting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro*vo"ca*tive\, a. [L. provocativus: cf. OF.
    provocatif.]
    Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate;
    exciting.
    
    
  2. \Pro*vo"ca*tive\, n.
    Anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative
    of appetite.
    
    
 

 

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