Synonyms for Provocative:
challenging, stimulating, provoking.
•sexually stimulating (adjective)
interesting, intriguing, suggestive, erotic, Arousing.
n.difficult, stimulating, invidious, embarrassing, troublesome, interesting, contentious, disruptive, fraught, adverse, problematic, bad, Arousing. eroticism, suggestive, racy, blue, sensuous, off-color, earthy, salty, decent, scabrous, sizzling, erotic, kinky, raunchy, steamy, spicy. •provocative (noun)
charged, rabble-rousing, intriguing, incitive, rousing, instigative, challenging, incendiary, inflammatory, agitating, provoking, agitative, seditious.
erotic, raunchy, eroticism. off-color, salty, sensuous, steamy, suggestive, kinky. racy, scabrous. blue, spicy, earthy. •absorbing
•Other relevant words:
erotic, contentious, raunchy, kinky, earthy, interesting, troublesome, off-color, Arousing, suggestive, spicy, racy, blue, salty, difficult, stimulating, sensuous, scabrous.
Usage examples for provocative
If we had only succeeded in perceiving the wisdom and calm, purposeful order of existence which the Stoics, amid so much that is perverse, unhealthy, and provocative of contradiction, nevertheless set above everything else! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers