Pronunciation of Provocative
/pɹəvˈɒkətˌɪv/, /pɹəvˈɒkətˌɪv/, /p_ɹ_ə_v_ˈɒ_k_ə_t_ˌɪ_v/
Synonyms for provocative:
Other synonyms and related words:
interesting, suggestive, scabrous, blue, flirtatious, erotic, lively, inviting, salty, sensuous, raunchy, racy, earthy, entertaining, controversial, charming, kinky, jaunty, spicy, juicy, exciting, off-color.
sexually stimulating (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for provocative:
- He began, however, towards the end of the fifties and the beginning of the sixties, to be much noticed, not merely as the deliverer of lectures, but as the contributor of essays of an exceedingly novel, piquant, and provocative kind; and in 1865 these, or some of them, were collected and published under the title of Essays in Criticism. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.
- It came to me that the creature had regarded my past success in observing this treaty with a kind of provocative resentment. - "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.