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English definition of “provocative”


adjective (MAKE ANGRY)    /prəˈvɒk.ə.tɪv/ US  /-ˈvɑː.kə.t̬ɪv/
causing an angry reaction, usually intentionally: a provocative question/remark In a deliberately provocative speech, she criticized the whole system of government.Annoying 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 (MAKE ANGRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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