Definitions for provocativeprəˈvɒk ə tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pro•voc•a•tiveprəˈvɒk ə tɪv(adj.)
tending or serving to provoke; stimulating, exciting, or vexing.
Origin of provocative:
1375–1425; late ME < LL prōvocātīvus. See provoke , -ate1, -ive
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
"a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
exciting sexual desire
"her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
provocative(adjective)əˈvɒk ə tɪv
intended to cause an angry reaction
provocativeəˈvɒk ə tɪv
causing thoughts about sex
women in provocative poses
Anything that provokes; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite.
Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting
anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite
Provocative is an album by singer Johnny Gill. It was his second album for Motown Records and fourth album overall. Provocative is notable for having most of the songs produced by the production team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Three singles were released from the album with music videos. The first single "The Floor" was accompanied by a music video directed by Julien Temple. The video for the second single "Long Way From Home" was directed by Wayne Isham. The final single "I Got You" was directed by Sanji. While the singles were moderate successes, the album's best known song was the ballad "Quiet Time To Play" which became popular in the Quiet Storm format on urban radio. To date, Provocative remains Johnny Gill's lowest selling album on Motown.
Translations for provocative
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
likely to rouse feeling, especially anger or sexual interest
provocative remarks; a provocative dress.
- uitlokkend, tartendAfrikaans
- مُثير، مُهَيِّجArabic
- provocantePortuguese (BR)
- provocador; (sexual) provocativoSpanish
- تحریک آمیزFarsi
- provocant, provocateurFrench
- उत्तेजक, प्रेरक, उद्दीपकHindi
- ögrandi, æsandiIcelandic
- provocatorio; provocanteItalian
- provokacinis, provokuojantis, gundantisLithuanian
- provokatorisks; izaicinošsLatvian
- bersikap provokatifMalay
- opphissende, pirrendeNorwegian
- تحریک آمیزPersian
- provokativ, utmanandeSwedish
- kışkırtıcı, tahrik ediciTurkish
- 挑釁的，刺激的Chinese (Trad.)
- اشتعال انگيز، ہيجان خيزUrdu
- khiêu khíchVietnamese
- 挑衅的，激发的Chinese (Simp.)
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