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Synonyms for provocative
prəˈvɒk ə tɪvprovoca·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provocativeadjective

    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

    Antonyms:
    unprovoking, noninflammatory, disarming, unprovocative, unsexy

  2. provocativeadjective

    exciting sexual desire

    "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"

    Antonyms:
    disarming, noninflammatory, unprovocative, unprovoking, unsexy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. provocativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    stimulating, exciting, that excites or provokes

  2. provocativenoun

    Synonyms:
    stimulant, stimulus, incentive, provocation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "provocative":

    provocation, inflammatory, challenging

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How to use provocative in a sentence?

  1. Alicia Barcena:

    I'm going to be very provocative. Who would drug legalization be good for? Latin America and the Caribbean, for God's sake. Because the illegality is what's killing people, it's time to seriously consider legalizing drugs.

  2. Will Steffen:

    The science is really well known, that's not a problem at all so it's nothing new to the tourism industry. It's nothing new to the scientific community at all. So it's really hard to see what's so provocative in that report.

  3. Market Hotel:

    Hosting provocative happenings for its own sake is valid, and should be part of any venue’s reason to exist.

  4. Father Josiah Trenham:

    Pray that these provocative young men might repent of their intimidation and be saved.

  5. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    We cannot close our eyes to the absolutely provocative actions by supporters from other countries, you have probably seen the outrageous images on TV when the Russian flag is getting stamped on and when insults are being screamed about the Russian (political) leadership and about leading Russian sports people.


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