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provocative

adjective

1 provocative

Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy.

Roget 615: impulsive, motive; suasive, suasory, persuasive, persuasory, hortative, hortatory; protreptical; inviting, tempting, etc. v.; suasive, ... show more

Roget 824: excited etc. v.; wrought up, up the qui vive [Fr.], astir, sparkling; in a quiver etc. 821, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, ... show more



2 provocative

Intentionally arousing sexual desire.


noun

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: acceptable, adorable, aggravating, aggravative, agitating, agreeable, alluring, annoying, appealing, appetizing, arousing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, breathtaking, cajoling, captivating, catching, challenging ... show more.

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