Definitions for provocativeprəˈvɒk ə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provocative(adj)

    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

  2. provocative(adj)

    exciting sexual desire

    "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"

Wiktionary

  1. provocative(Noun)

    Anything that provokes; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite.

  2. provocative(Adjective)

    Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provocative(adj)

    serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting

  2. Provocative(noun)

    anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite

  3. Origin: [L. provocativus: cf. OF. provocatif.]

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  1. Provocative

    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.


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