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- 1. provocative (vs. unprovocative), agitative, agitating, provoking, challenging, intriguing, charged, incendiary, incitive, inflammatory, instigative, rabble-rousing, seditious, rousing, exciting
- usage: 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, sexy (vs. unsexy)
- usage: exciting sexual desire; "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
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