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English definition of “provocative”

provocative

adjective (CAUSING THOUGHT)    /prəˈvɒk.ə.tɪv/ US  /-ˈvɑː.kə.t̬ɪv/
causing thought about interesting subjects: The programme will take a detailed and provocative look at the problem of homelessness.Exciting and interesting provocatively     /-li/ adverb She dresses very provocatively (= intending to cause sexual interest).AnnoyingExciting and interestingRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
(Definition of provocative adjective (CAUSING THOUGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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