Adjective(1) serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy(2) intentionally arousing sexual desire
(1) In fact, cultures that frown upon eye contact as sexually provocative may have a point.(2) Underneath his carping about provocative dress is a jealous and irrational partner.(3) She's especially lucky in regards to the film's provocative treatment of sexuality.(4) I feel fairly sure that your article was deliberately provocative .(5) Glasgow is not the first place where the Ipswich band's deliberately provocative clothing has caused outrage.(6) It is passionate yet considered, provocative yet clearly reasoned - and gave me much food for thought.(7) Let me change the subject away from race, to Leroi's provocative remarks about beauty and deformity.(8) Leading on from this, the article turns provocative when it addresses English and the vexed matter of case.(9) The fashion industry dresses them in sexually provocative clothing.(10) Two distinct reasons are offered for this deliberately provocative conclusion.(11) The provocative swimwear became a symbol of a Coast offering sun, surf, warmth and excitement.(12) The Passionate Eye airs provocative documentaries on leading social and political issues of the day.(13) British officials strongly advised against the move, warning that it could be seen as provocative or even insulting.(14) These essays provide a variety of interesting, provocative perspectives on science in Canada.(15) The FBU believe that the government is being deliberately provocative , and it is difficult not to share the view.(16) Nambisan's on a roll; he also has a provocative article on the ethics of sting operations.
(1) provocative :: inkanuko
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provocative, provocatively, provocativeness
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