provocatively
adverb see provocative

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • provocatively — adv. Provocatively is used with these verbs: ↑dress …   Collocations dictionary

  • provocatively — provocative ► ADJECTIVE 1) deliberately causing annoyance or anger. 2) deliberately arousing sexual desire or interest. DERIVATIVES provocatively adverb provocativeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • provocatively — adverb in a provocative manner Try it, he said provocatively • Syn: ↑provokingly • Derived from adjective: ↑provoking (for: ↑provokingly), ↑provocative …   Useful english dictionary

  • provocatively — See provocative. * * * …   Universalium

  • provocatively — adverb In a stimulative manner …   Wiktionary

  • provocatively — prÉ™ vÉ‘kÉ™tɪvlɪ / vÉ’k adv. stimulatingly, in the manner of arousing; incitingly, instigatingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • provocatively — pro·voc·a·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • provocatively — See: provocative …   English dictionary

  • provocative — provocatively, adv. provocativeness, n. /preuh vok euh tiv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to provoke; inciting, stimulating, irritating, or vexing. n. 2. something provocative. [1375 1425; late ME < LL provocativus. See PROVOCATION, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • provocative — [[t]prəvɒ̱kətɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as provocative, you mean that it is intended to make people react angrily or argue against it. He has made a string of outspoken and sometimes provocative speeches in recent years...… …   English dictionary

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