1 serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope [ant: unprovocative]
2 exciting sexual desire; "her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative"
A provocation is an act that causes a response.
Provocation and provoke can refer to:
- Provocation (legal), a type of legal defense in court which claims the "victim" provoked the accused's actions
- Agent provocateur, a (generally political) group that tries to goad a desired response from the group or otherwise disrupt its activity
(medical), a way of medical testing for conditions such as an
allergy by provoking the
immune system's response
- Provocation study, a form of medical research using the above method
- Provoke (album), a 1998 album by Altar and their final release on Displeased Records
- Provoked (film), a 2007 British film starring Aishwarya Rai and Naveen Andrews
provocative in French: Provocation
provocative in Japanese: Provoke
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