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Definitions for provocative
prəˈvɒk ə tɪvprovoca·tive
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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"
Anything that provokes; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite.
Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Any thing which revives a decayed or cloyed appetite.
Etymology: from provoke.
There would be no variety of tastes to sollicit his palate, and occasion excess, nor any artificial provocatives to relieve satiety. Addison.
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting
anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite
Etymology: [L. provocativus: cf. OF. provocatif.]
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.
The numerical value of provocative in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of provocative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of provocative in a Sentence
The American and Ukrainian media claim that Russia is preparing for an attack on Ukraine, and we are saying that Ukraine is planning hostilities against Donbas, against the self-proclaimed republics of Luhansk and Donetsk, we are deeply concerned about the provocative actions of the Ukrainian armed forces on the line of contact and preparations for an attempt to forcefully resolve the Donbas issue.
It is too politically provocative for American interests in the Muslim world.
A lot of serious news reporting has become more entertainment driven and more opinion-driven as opposed to factual, people book onto the shows, political figures, commentators who will be controversial who will be provocative because it's a good show. You might not learn anything but you might be entertained and I think that's just become an unfortunate pattern that I wish could be broken.
We've got to see their provocative behavior ratcheted down immediately, clearly, the conditions are not there right now.
If the governor does eventually plunge into the race, one thing seems guaranteed : He would be, by a large margin, the Republican field's most provocative voice. No, he likely would n’t win, and he might well get the snot kicked out of him. But more than any other underdog flirting with 2016, John Kasich — defiant, outspoken, critical of conservatism from within — could upend the tenor of the primary season. [ Calendar of a candidate - Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be making stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire at the end of the month. Columbus [ Ohio ] Dispatch :.
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- provocador, provocatiuCatalan, Valencian
- provocador, provocativoSpanish
- provokatorinen, provosoiva, provokatiivinenFinnish
- provocateur, provocatriceFrench
- attraente, procaceItalian
- 성나게 하는Korean
- trêu chọcVietnamese
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