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provocative

pro·voc·a·tive

provocative

 
pronunciation:
pr va k tihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: likely or serving to provoke; stimulating or arousing.
He hit the man after he made a provocative remark about his family.The provocative newspaper editorial started a political controversy.This sensual novel was considered highly provocative at the time of its publication.The dancers moved in a provocative way.
antonyms:
banal, decorous, neutral, unprovocative
similar words:
inflammatory, piquant
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derivations: provocatively (adv.), provocativeness (n.)