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English definition of “provocative”

provocative

adjective (SEXUAL)    /prəˈvɒk.ə.tɪv/ US  /-ˈvɑː.kə.t̬ɪv/
If behaviour or clothing is provocative, it is intended to cause sexual desire : She slowly leaned forward in a provocative way.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky 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 (SEXUAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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