Origin of provocative
OTHER WORDS FROM provocative
How to use provocative in a sentence
You still have to go through Apple’s default process … they have made it so clear that it’s almost provocative.
In 2019, two multimedia artists, Francesca Panetta and Halsey Burgund, set about to pursue a provocative idea.Inside the strange new world of being a deepfake actor|Karen Hao|October 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
These countries are giving it back with their own provocative — even incendiary — comments.Why Russia, China and Iran Love Twitter — Without Really Being on It|Pallabi Munsi|October 7, 2020|Ozy
This is just one of many trailblazing moments in her remarkable career the beloved icon shares throughout her episode of TV One’s provocative bio series, Uncensored.Why Debbie Allen’s ‘Uncensored’ Will Inspire You|cmurray|October 2, 2020|Essence.com
You call these bugs laboratories, which is provocative when we consider they have six legs each and often convene by the hundreds of thousands.Why We Should Eat Crickets. And Other Bug Ideas - Facts So Romantic|Mary Ellen Hannibal|October 2, 2020|Nautilus
Barrymore celebrates by proclaiming herself “Lolita” dancing provocatively on his desk, and then flashing him.In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She looked at him provocatively, as if relishing the chance to do something the rest of the royal family would never do.Working in The Royal Archives and Dreaming Up a Novel|Tom Sykes|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even more provocatively, he said the “tendency toward conflict” was rooted in the soul of all Arabs.Benzion Netanyahu Obituary: A Strong Influence on Bibi|Dan Ephron|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gibson did the same in the previously released tape, in which he condemned Grigorieva for dressing too provocatively.Mel Gibson: Classic Batterer?|Nicole LaPorte|July 12, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The Wilbur twin lingered as far behind as he dared, loitering provocatively in the sight of the child stealers.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
Her hair was sleeked down provocatively over her ears, in which emerald drops dangled.Married Life|May Edginton
Her face was so provocatively beautiful that Ramsey just stood there staring at it—after he had taken in the rest of her.
She looked cool and completely poised and no less beautiful, if less provocatively dressed, than last night.
It is impossible to leave this point without quoting Nietzsche, who had this insight and stated it most provocatively.A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann