|part of speech:
||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.
- banal, decorous, neutral, unprovocative
- similar words:
- inflammatory, piquant
||interesting, lascivious, obscene, sultry, vivid
||provocatively (adv.), provocativeness (n.)