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provocative 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/prəˈväkətiv/,
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Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, esp. deliberately,
  1. Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, esp. deliberately
    • - a provocative article
    • - his provocative remarks on race
  2. Arousing sexual desire or interest, esp. deliberately


  1. 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. exciting sexual desire; "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
  3. Provocative is an album by singer Johnny Gill.
  4. (adj) tending to provoke a response, e.g., anger or disagreement
  5. A provocative move is one which will induce, or cause, certain symptoms or effects.
  6. A harassing act or procedure designed to flush out surveillance.
  7. [ Disney World is a major source of excitement for children around the world.]
  8. a purpose that thinks in a new way about an important idea
  9. attracting attention