provocatively


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pro·voc·a·tive

 (prə-vŏk′ə-tĭv)
adj.
Tending to provoke or stimulate.

pro·voc′a·tive n.
pro·voc′a·tive·ly adv.
pro·voc′a·tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.provocatively - in a provocative manner; "`Try it,' he said provocatively"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ إسْتِفْزازيَّه
dráždivě
kihívóan
á ögrandi hátt
provokatívne
kışkırtaraktahrik ederek

provocatively

[prəˈvɒkətɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= aggressively) [act, behave] → de modo provocador; [say] → provocadoramente
2. (= seductively) [dress, smile] → de forma provocativa

provocatively

adv
provozierend, provokatorisch; provocatively entitled …mit dem provokativen Titel
(= erotically, seductively) say, behaveherausfordernd; dressprovozierend; provocatively dressedaufreizend gekleidet; she smiled provocativelysie lächelte aufreizend

provocatively

[prəˈvɒkətɪvlɪ] adv (see adj) → provocatoriamente, in modo provocatorio, in modo provocante, in modo stimolante

provoke

(prəˈvəuk) verb
1. to make angry or irritated. Are you trying to provoke me?
2. to cause. His words provoked laughter.
3. to cause (a person etc) to react in an angry way. He was provoked into hitting her.
provocation (provəˈkeiʃən) noun
the act of provoking or state of being provoked.
proˈvocative (-ˈvokətiv) adjective
likely to rouse feeling, especially anger or sexual interest. provocative remarks; a provocative dress.
proˈvocatively adverb
References in classic literature ?
As soon as the provocatively gay strains of Daniel Cooper (somewhat resembling those of a merry peasant dance) began to sound, all the doorways of the ballroom were suddenly filled by the domestic serfs- the men on one side and the women on the other- who with beaming faces had come to see their master making merry.
New research conducted by mobile phone insurance provider Better Buy Insurance has revealed that almost a third of people say they'd avoid a profile of someone who is dressed provocatively or wearing only their underwear.
Disruption runs throughout his verse, where meaning is suspended among fragmented lines and disjointed, tactile images are juxtaposed provocatively, drawing the reader to revisit old associations.
The settlers provocatively carried out Talmudic rituals in the area, which caused clashes with the ...
Where the Pentagon said the Pasdaran approached provocatively and forced a US Navy ship to change course, the Pasdaran said the US Navy ship approached provocatively and forced the Pasdar vessel to change course.
Another BJP leader and the then industry minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, while referring to a molestation incident in Guwahati, had said in 2012 that dressing provocatively was the main reason behind such incidents.
Someone, with a lot of time on their hands, posted a picture of the Egyptian actress dressed provocatively with the young chap in it.
"They need to understand that opportunists see women overly drunk or provocatively dressed as easy targets."
Oh, and Maggie Philbin is speaking at it (rubs legs provocatively).
A few years later, she permitted a teenage Brooke to famously star in a series of commercials for Calvin Klein jeans, provocatively professing that nothing comes between "me and my Calvins".
Police claimed that "what trouble occurred was isolated and attributable to the actions of a small minority of visiting supporters numbering no more than 50" who "chanted provocatively" at officers.
The SlutWalk movement began in 2011 after a Toronto policeman caused an outcry by telling a group of students that women should not dress provocatively in order to avoid being sexually assaulted.