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Definition of Provocative


  1. Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.
  2. Anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite.

Provocative Quotations

A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?' We must always consider the person.
Pope Francis

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
David Bowie

We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found.
Sharon Salzberg

I have nothing but the highest regard for 'Salon' and its commitment to independent and provocative journalism.
Glenn Greenwald

I don't want to be too 'classic' because it's not in the DNA of Gucci. You need to be a little bit provocative.
Frida Giannini
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Provocative Translations

provocative in German is provokativ
provocative in Spanish is provocativo
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