Synonyms for provocative

Synonyms for (adj) provocative

Synonyms: provocative

Definition: serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy

Usage: a provocative remark; a provocative smile; provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance- Anthony Trollope

Similar words: provoking, agitating, agitative

Definition: causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

Usage: a provoking delay at the airport

Similar words: challenging, intriguing

Definition: disturbingly provocative

Usage: an intriguing smile

Similar words: charged

Definition: capable of producing violent emotion or arousing controversy

Usage: the highly charged issue of abortion

Similar words: incendiary, incitive, inflammatory, instigative, seditious, rabble-rousing

Definition: arousing to action or rebellion

Similar words: rousing

Definition: rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading

Usage: tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation

Synonyms: provocative

Definition: exciting sexual desire

Usage: her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative

Similar words: sexy

Definition: marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

Usage: feeling sexy; sexy clothes; sexy poses; a sexy book; sexy jokes

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