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"provocative" in British English

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provocativeadjective

uk   /prəˈvɒk.ə.tɪv/  us   /prəˈvɑː.kə.t̬ɪv/
  • provocative adjective (SEXUAL)

If ​behaviour or ​clothing is provocative, it is ​intended to ​causesexual desire: She ​slowlyleanedforward in a provocative way.
provocatively
adverb uk   /prəˈvɒk.ə.tɪv.li/  us   /prəˈvɑː.kə.t̬ɪv.li/
She ​dresses very provocatively (= ​intending to ​causesexualinterest).
(Definition of provocative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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provocativeadjective

 us   /prəˈvɑk·ə·t̬ɪv/
intended to ​cause a ​reaction, esp. ​anger or ​annoyance, or to ​force you to ​think more ​carefully about something: a provocative ​speech provocative ​advertisements
If ​behavior or ​clothing is provocative, it is ​likely to ​causesexualdesire.
provocatively
adverb  us   /prəˈvɑk·ə·t̬ɪv·li/
He can ​speak provocatively on any ​subject.
(Definition of provocative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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