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provocative

adjective
     
pro‧voc‧a‧tive
1 provocative behaviour, remarks etc are intended to make people angry or upset, or to cause a lot of discussion
provocative comment/remark/statement
The minister's provocative remarks were widely reported in the press.
a provocative act by a terrorist group
She was accused of being deliberately provocative.
2 provocative clothes, movements, pictures etc are intended to make someone sexually excited:
provocative images of young girls
provocatively adverb

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