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Adjective
Causing or eliciting a strong or passionate reaction
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“The channel airs provocative documentaries on leading social and political issues pertinent to the present day.”
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Causing anger, offense, or a strong negative reaction
“Regrettably, the ambassador made provocative and offensive statements after this tragic incident, which caused a lot of tension on both sides.”
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Tending to, or intended to, arouse lustful desire or interest
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“During the interwar period, there was little more provocative in the arts than a woman in command, celebrating the eroticism of the body.”
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Suggestive of sexual impropriety
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Rebellious in nature
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Expressing or intending to promote a controversial point of view
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Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
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Aggressively or blatantly confrontational
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Exerting power over the minds or behavior of others
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Meriting deep reflection
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Intended to provoke someone in an insulting or contemptuous manner
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Having a high concentration of an active ingredient
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Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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Confronting or thought-provoking in nature
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