An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (causing trouble)
a. provocador
The audience responded violently to his provocative and racist comments.El público respondió con violencia a sus comentarios provocadores y racistas.
2. (seductive)
a. provocativo
Jeff, trying to look provocative, waved coyly at Florinda.Jeff, intentando verse provocativo, le saludó con coquetería a Florinda.
3. (thought-provoking)
a. que hace reflexionar
Have you seen his latest book? It's very provocative. - I have seen it, and it's not provocative, it's incendiary.¿Has visto su último libro? Te hace reflexionar. - Lo he visto y no, no te hace reflexionar, es incendiario.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (polemical)
a. provocador(ora)
2. (sexually)
a. provocativo(a)
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provocative [prəˈvɒkətɪv]
1 (inflammatory) [+remark, behaviour] provocador; [+act] de provocación; provocador
this regulation holds clubs responsible for ensuring that their employees conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and refrain from violent, threatening, abusive, obscene or provocative behaviour It was a deliberately provocative comment couched in impertinent terms They are being deliberately provocative. It looks like war Iraq was also told it must cease hostile or provocative actions against other countries
2 (thought-provoking) [+book, film] sugestivo; que hace reflexionar; [+title] sugestivo
the discoveries in Alaska don't allow anthropologists to determine what really happened and when, but they do raise a lot of provocative questions
3 (seductive) [+person] seductor; [+clothing, look, smile] provocativo
she lifted the oval of her face to him in the provocative way she had partially naked women in sexually provocative poses
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