Definition of provocative:
rousing, incendiary, embarrassing, instigative, arousing, problematic, earthy, piquing, challenging, off-color, eroticism, intriguing, inciting, troublesome, blue, spicy, edgy, fraught, interesting, contentious, rabble-rousing, bad, incitive, sexy, provoking, charged, stimulating, erotic, racy, sensuous, invidious, suggestive, disruptive, sizzling, salty, raunchy, instigating, decent, scabrous, kinky, exciting, agitative, seditious, difficult, agitating, steamy, adverse, inflammatory.
- "Essays", Alice Meynell.
- "Marjorie Dean, High School Junior", Pauline Lester.
She was wearing a charming morning gown of some light blue material, with large buttons, tight- fitting, alluring; and there was a little quiver of her lips, a provocative gleam in her eyes, which I found perfectly maddening.- "An Amiable Charlatan", E. Phillips Oppenheim.