Definición de provocative en inglés:

provocative

Saltos de línea: pro¦voca|tive
Pronunciación: /prəˈvɒkətɪv
 
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adjetivo

1Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately: a provocative article his provocative remarks on race
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I feel fairly sure that your article was deliberately provocative.
  • The FBU believe that the government is being deliberately provocative, and it is difficult not to share the view.
  • To be deliberately provocative, I asked him to call this period the Toronto new wave.
Sinónimos
1.1Intended or intending to arouse sexual desire or interest: a provocative sidelong glance
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The fashion industry dresses them in sexually provocative clothing.
  • Underneath his carping about provocative dress is a jealous and irrational partner.
  • When I opened them a tall, brunette woman in a provocative green dress stood before me.
Sinónimos
sexy, sexually arousing, sexually exciting, alluring, seductive, tempting, suggestive, inviting, tantalizing, titillating; indecent, pornographic, indelicate, immodest, shameless; erotic, sensuous, slinky, passionate, sexual, piquant, racy, juicy, risqué, raunchy, steamy, coquettish, amorous, flirtatious, come-hither
informal kinky, tarty
vulgar slang fuck-me

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French provocatif, -ive, from late Latin provocativus, from provocat- 'called forth, challenged', from the verb provocare (see provoke).

Derivativos

provocatively

adverbio
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Two college girls were dancing together to Elvis, provocatively.
  • Professor Greer finds herself in the news for a forthcoming book that will provocatively challenge preconceptions about female sexuality and the taboo.
  • But the way to deal with it is not by people taking the law into their own hands and shamefully and provocatively insulting an entire minority.

provocativeness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Although Foster does have a slight grumble at the ‘curiously late’ analysis of Ireland's entry into the EU, he welcomes the provocativeness of Ferriter's analysis of the transformation throughout the century in question
  • When a modern artist or filmaker makes a work criticising Christianity or capitalism the BBC usually goes out of its way to explain the rationale for its provocativeness.
  • In this regard, there is a recurrent provocativeness in Weick's analyses, coupled with an impish spirit that often dances beneath his elegant prose.

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Pronunciación: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
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