What is the opposite of provocative?

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Opposite of causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
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Opposite of intended or intending to arouse sexual desire or interest
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Opposite of tending to stir up conflict
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Opposite of making someone think of sexual matters
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Opposite of physically attractive or exciting in a primal way
“Her loud chewing habit was an undesirable physical trait.”
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Opposite of thought-provoking in nature
“Simon's dull perspective of the world would often lead to awkward social interactions.”
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Opposite of showing defiance
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Opposite of of, relating to, or expressing exciting romantic attraction, lust or desire
“I did not know what was going through his mind but the mood was completely unsexy.”
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Opposite of tending to stir up conflict
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Opposite of lewd in an offensive way
“The movie skipped the most controversial and provocative parts of the artist's life and it became innocent and child-like in sentiment.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to flirtation
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Opposite of warlike in nature
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Opposite of of or relating to a young, flirtatious girl
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Opposite of written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose, especially a controversial one
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Opposite of holding one's attention
“It was a boring movie with a predictable plot.”
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Opposite of causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
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Opposite of requiring sensitive or careful handling
“While all this might seem sensible and uncontroversial, the problem is the motivation behind it.”
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Opposite of intended to provoke someone in an insulting or contemptuous manner
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Opposite of too attractive and tempting to be resisted
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Opposite of providing or showing creative or spiritual inspiration
“The constant failures would ultimately prove to have a demotivating effect on his confidence.”
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Opposite of meriting deep reflection
“This is a lowbrow film catering to the simplest of minds.”
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Opposite of having an exciting, exotic or fascinating quality
“There was absolutely no atmosphere and it was akin to being marooned on an unexotic island, with no one offering to top up our teapot.”
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