Provocative Definition

prə-vŏkə-tĭv
adjective
Provoking or tending to provoke, as to action, thought, feeling, etc.; stimulating, erotic, irritating, etc.
Webster's New World
Tending to provoke or stimulate.
American Heritage
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noun
Something that provokes.
Webster's New World

(now historical) Something that provokes an appetite, especially a sexual appetite; an aphrodisiac. [from 15th c.]

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Provocative

Noun

Singular:
provocative
Plural:
provocatives

Origin of Provocative

  • From Middle French provocatif, and its source, Late Latin provocativus, from provocare.

    From Wiktionary

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