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.
serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting
anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite
Origin: [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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
These findings raise some provocative issues.
There's nothing wrong with asking provocative questions.
Once respect has been initiated, war is less provocative.
It is too politically provocative for American interests in the Muslim world.
This is not designed to be escalatory or provocative. This is helping to save lives.
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- provocatiu, provocadorCatalan, Valencian
- provocador, provocativoSpanish
- provokatorinen, provosoiva, provokatiivinenFinnish
- provocateur, provocatriceFrench
- attraente, procaceItalian
- 성나게 하는Korean
- trêu chọcVietnamese
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