Synonym of provocative

Alternative for provocative

prə'vɑkətɪv /-'vɒk-

adj.

serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversyexciting sexual desire

Adjective

Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
provoking annoying offensive galling goading insulting aggravating stimulating vexing affronting exasperating incendiary inflammatory infuriating instigative irritating maddening agitational arousing challenging charged controversial disturbing edgy exciting inciting inflaming instigating outrageous piquing rousing agitative incensing in-your-face aggressive confrontational heady influential inspirational intoxicating pushing rabble-rousing spurring stimulant stirring inspiring exhilarating interesting thrilling thought-provoking moving electrifying gripping invigorating refreshing appealing breathtaking energizing hair-raising lively envigorating titillating bracing spine-tingling adrenalizing hectic energising stimulative enlivening animating seditious motivating restorative encouraging tonic emotional galvanizing intriguing motivational exhilarant fascinating galvanising vitalizing persuasive vivifying quickening inspiriting impelling spirited uplifting affective meaningful touching renewing reinvigorating innerving roborant galvanic troublemaking exhilarative electric kicky sexy mind-blowing riveting mind-bending soul-stirring mind-boggling heart-stopping rip-roaring tiresome irksome vexatious agitating revolutionary fomenting affecting demagogic contentious striking passionate emotive triggering awakening captivating absorbing cordial reviving rejuvenating vital inviting tormenting distressing obstructive frustrating irking trendy fashionable troublesome bothersome subversive impassioned strong powerful heartening insurrectionary insurrectionist memorable dynamic impactful dramatic dissentious potent animated impressive poignant energetic exalting anthemic malevolent treacherous dangerous wicked trying compulsive enchanting elating enthralling hallucinogenic eye-popping mind-altering vibrant enthusiastic vigorous hearty emotion-charged causing trouble sparkling entertaining piquant fiery exalté anarchic insurgent explosive rebellious rabid riotous hate-mongering mutinous intemperate seditionary incitive giving one food for thought like a red rag to a bull

Adjective

Intended or intending to arouse sexual desire or interest
suggestive inviting sexy tempting alluring seductive tantalising tantalizing erotic titillating immodest indecent indelicate passionate pornographic sensuous sexual shameless slinky amorous arousing come-hither coquettish exciting flirtatious juicy piquant racy raunchy sexually arousing sexually exciting steamy stimulating kinky tarty beguiling bewitching cheeky enchanting encouraging enticing heady interesting intoxicating intriguing sensual desirable hot sultry ravishing voluptuous fascinating attractive captivating beddable luscious nubile naughty cute foxy irresistible appealing risqué charming spicy fanciable bootylicious lush provoking teasing saucy sexually attractive spunky lewd magnetic shapely fetching fit engaging bawdy ribald glamorous entrancing luring come-to-bed dirty salacious handsome kissable gamy blue gorgeous smutty improper stunning charismatic rude vulgar adult glamourous obscene lurid drawing beautiful X-rated off-color siren curvaceous pleasing dishy delightful specious winning comely pleasant agreeable winsome crude beckoning lovely coarse salty mouthwatering aphrodisiacal arresting bodacious toothsome lascivious aphrodisiac busty fruity fair prepossessing attracting earthy coy arch flirty bonny sensational striking elfin adorable beauteous tasty smashing likable lovable enthralling sightly mesmeric aesthetic nice-looking taking seemly impure good likely esthetic eye-catching goodly knockout bonnie kittenish dallying colourful horny thrilling flighty likeable bedroom frisky playful well-favored feline easy on the eye as pretty as a picture lubricious libidinous skittish vampish philandering scandalous prurient erotogenic erogenous erotical amatory off-colored gamey off wicked unrestrained uninhibited buxom sweet yummy dashing colorful dreamy wanton witching good-looking cuddly lustful delicious curvy carnal off colour sexually explicit personable pretty hunky well favoured pulchritudinous lovesome near the knuckle inveigling frustrating tormenting explicit sexually stimulating persuading spirited lively sparkling demure flirting striptease go-go compelling witty lusty epicurean warm welcoming purple congenial daring skin scintillating genial vivid entertaining vixenish on fleek affable mature drawing attention out of this world raw Rabelaisian indecorous indiscreet sizzling scabrous ample drop-dead exotic mouth-watering appetizing shock-horror very interesting opulent full-figured full-bosomed trashy profane stag porny foul gutter locker-room nasty gross filthy unprintable open persuasive cordial Junoesque Rubensesque inevitable scrumptious strong invincible indomitable uncontainable powerful unconquerable overriding ineluctable appetising lecherous taboo foul-mouthed sexually suggestive fleshly sensualistic gainly well-stacked well-proportioned well formed come-on sportive well turned in bad taste spoony nice graceful dainty darling unseemly dear delicate adorbs elegant fine trim dreamboat eyeful bijou picture-perfect drop-dead gorgeous shady broad peng offensive licentious scatological scatologic vile porno scurrilous sordid low unchaste near the bone tasteless immoral nudge-nudge unwholesome porn hard-core rough inappropriate depraved crass disgusting loose base distasteful rank uncouth unclean off-colour blasphemous abusive impolite shocking unrefined soft-core lowbrow cheap bad-mannered close to the bone concupiscent degenerate unbecoming debauched debased dissolute untoward randy Fescennine sleazy lowbred barnyard rakish libertine boorish obnoxious sickening inelegant goatish dissipated corrupting exploitative repulsive outrageous malicious odious loathsome evil noisome repugnant profligate mucky unconventional ithyphallic Cyprian tacky discourteous orgiastic hideous atrocious horrible questionable unmannerly bad low-down-and-dirty unsavory uncivil fast incontinent unvirtuous uncultured tactless unsavoury unpolished page-three unfitting ruttish risque sooty foulmouthed seamy lubricous satyric itchy hypersexual undignified unladylike ungentlemanly full-frontal embarrassing amoral rogue devilish evil-minded bodily low-down lickerish sick XXX forward bold corrupt sly rascally vicious excessive low-minded scurvy unrighteous unequitable malodorous reprehensible unrightful ungodly unjust wrongful gruesome barro grody blunt ignorant awkward unsophisticated grown up fresh brazen slippery villainous outlandish dishonourable dishonorable sneaking contemptible unworthy fractious untactful unblushing brutish callow low-down and dirty out of line ignoble uncultivated beyond the pale dirty-minded out of keeping grubby grimy roughneck incult insensible common raffish rugged illiberal brash insulting uncivilised degrading unsettling loutish affronting vilifying tawdry colloquial vituperative derisive uncivilized churlish ill-mannered unutterable ungracious desirous voyeuristic hankering unhealthy longing itching revealing scanty flimsy low-cut brief insubstantial thin skimpy see-through short mean vulgarian farmyard lowdown and dirty

Adjective

Showing defiance
defiant recalcitrant aggressive challenging disobedient insubordinate obstinate rebellious contumacious non-compliant truculent uncooperative antagonistic audacious bold daring hostile mutinous obstreperous refractory resistant resisting belligerent confrontational insolent intransigent argumentative bellicose combative dissenting pugnacious balky contentious contrary feisty froward incompliant intractable quarrelsome rebel recusant restive stroppy subversive ungovernable unruly untoward wayward wilful willful bolshie scrappy cheeky dareful disregardful gutsy insubmissive reckless resistive sassy ready for a fight spoiling for a fight warlike gladiatorial militant agonistic disputatious chippy brawly assaultive discordant on the warpath adversarial cantankerous disruptive adverse offensive destructive threatening irascible ill-tempered hawkish captious bad-tempered hot-tempered quick-tempered militaristic jingoistic warmongering warring aggers battleful sabre-rattling oppugnant unmanageable uncontrollable difficult stubborn headstrong perverse disorderly fractious undisciplined unyielding obdurate self-willed insurgent wild turbulent noncompliant disaffected delinquent seditious riotous ornery awkward incorrigible factious dissident naughty pigheaded mulish out of control insurrectionary badly behaved unbiddable incontrollable inflexible mischievous errant bloody-minded revolutionary petulant uncompliant renitent rowdy bull-headed troublesome determined violent rascally cussed roguish stiff-necked insurrectionist dissentient cross nonconformist pervicacious opposing rough unreasonable fiery impish iconoclastic unbending irritable undisciplinable choleric mean radical arsey uncompromising lawless persistent nonconforming immovable opinionated indomitable rude unrestrained contrarious unwilling relentless out of hand negative dissentious fierce sullen resolved anarchic disloyal cross-grained unaccommodating impudent touchy boisterous dogged adamant unmalleable anarchistic treasonable thrawn bad uncontrolled pertinacious misbehaving peevish bullheaded irrepressible strong-willed malcontent tenacious attention-seeking up in arms exasperating pat stubborn as a mule unrestrainable badly-behaved ill-disciplined alienated indocile surly obstinately disobedient malevolent treacherous pig-headed unpredictable traitorous troublemaking testy loudmouthed inimical grouchy pettish litigious snappy nasty prickly cavilling crabby huffy disputative erratic unpersuadable chaotic antipathetic loud implacable steadfast firm noisy wrangling battling fighting rigid bickering querulous unrelenting ill-natured annoying tempestuous malicious rumbustious inexorable hardheaded adamantine inconvincible hardened hard ossified problematic caviling playful impetuous tiresome brawling capricious unbridled tough tricksy brattish scampish puckish prankish fiendish gallus wanton wrong ill-behaved devilish strong-minded single-minded hard-nosed full of mischief locked in self-opinionated deaf to reason dead set on irreconcilable estranged haughty renegade nonobservant undefeated heretical maverick unorthodox mutinying apostate schismatic irregular unfavorable unfavourable rioting withstanding malign maleficent spiteful triumphant fickle declinatory refusing divergent impatient objecting declining disobliging naysaying disagreeable hot-blooded restless individualistic armed sabotaging attacking treasonous obstructive unhelpful unresponsive incurable vexatious dysfunctional impotent rampant as stubborn as a mule unadaptable unbowed untrained unbearable undependable intolerable impossible civil disobedience rock-ribbed with a will of one's own determined to have one's own way unsteady unschooled paradoxical contrariant disagreeing salty uncomplying immoral aberrant arbitrary without law and order wrongheaded converse whiny pushy biffo insoluble hard-line thorny unpliable locked resolute knotty trying excited strong overwhelming intense insuppressible freaked abandoned overpowering vociferous uproarious raucous inconsistent ungoverned lacking self-control clamorous rampaging socially impaired disturbed maladjusted loath negativistic averse reluctant indisposed hesitant have a bone to pick tough nut having a chip on one's shoulder hang tough self-assertive ready to fight itching to fight rambunctious self-indulgent angry inhospitable hotheaded controversial polemical polemic anti roisterous rackety tumultuous like a loose cannon beside oneself misbehaved pesky demanding uncontainable wearisome raunchy artful kiddish infantile sly frolicsome foxy bothersome ruffianly thoughtless immature childish inconsiderate disrespectful ructious arguesome splenetic unfriendly abusive narky miffy exasperated rip-roaring excitable impassioned passionate churlish war rampageous roistering against opposed troublous irksome snarly grumpy piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous wicked impolite lively rollicking romping anarchical heedless lawbreaking thin-skinned sinful rancorous snappish cranky unkind fretful mighty peppery soreheaded raising the roof raising Cain teasing worthless impulsive impervious rash intemperate imprudent forward assertive drunken bawdy evil short-tempered have chip on shoulder hostile to inimical to opposed to averse to stiff out of line bad-mannered unbendable unshakable steely unflinching unenthusiastic about persevering unshakeable unalterable dead set against disinclined to accept reluctant to accept unwilling to accept unmoved indurate unbreakable fixed dogmatic heady opinionative convinced remorseless unpleasant discourteous with one's feet dug in iron-willed with one's toes dug in wrong-headed itching scathing deadly vituperous terrifying intimidating cowing terrorising trenchant sharp hateful mordacious frightening browbeating caustic terrorizing harsh bullying ferocious mordant

Adjective

Holding one's attention
interesting appealing absorbing arresting captivating compelling curious engaging entertaining fascinating impressive intriguing stimulating striking affecting attention-grabbing enchanting engrossing enthralling gripping riveting stirring thought-provoking exceptional exciting noteworthy refreshing attractive bewitching breathtaking charismatic delightful electric electrifying enticing entrancing exhilarating eye-opening hypnotic hypnotising hypnotizing intoxicating inviting magnetic mesmerising mesmerizing pleasing remarkable vivid action-packed alluring amazing amusing astonishing beguiling charming eventful fine inspiring memorable out of the ordinary pleasurable rousing showy splashy tantalising tantalizing thrilling worthy of note compulsive consuming diverting emphatic fabulous galvanising galvanizing immersing envigorating invigorating involving magical marvellous marvelous preoccupying prepossessing seductive spellbinding unique vibrant wonderful wondrous meaty mesmeric moving newsworthy relatable unboring buzzworthy fresh newsy piquant portentous racy spectacular topical trenchant unputdownable titillating arousing glamorous fetching glamourous provoking shareable viral puzzling ensational mind-blowing readable irresistible enrapturing transfixing elfin ravishing delectable dazzling luring tempting seducing winning sensual enjoyable sensuous funny very interesting pleasant witty humorous cheering agreeable fun droll nice congenial recreative raunchy risqué charged salacious edgy hilarious chucklesome mysterious exotic comical scream clever side-splitting lively priceless riot relaxing cheerful fun-filled gas gay restorative poignant fantastic be a ball quixotic fantastical colourful nostalgic adventurous chivalrous colorful romantic outlandish strange bizarro lighthearted jocular facetious whimsical merry gratifying escapist distracting fantasy lightweight playful trifling frivolous trivial animated recreational jolly dry chipper light unserious flighty farcical rewarding easy eloquent ingenious well-written smooth brilliant satisfying worthwhile comic laughable well written rib-tickling waggish mirthful light-hearted ludicrous rollicking gladdening novel easy to read worth reading joshing gut-busting sidesplitting camp screaming campy wacky boffo jokey cut up for grins too funny for words

Adjective

Causing someone to feel resentful, upset, or annoyed
offensive insulting rude objectionable abusive annoying irritating displeasing disrespectful derogatory discourteous exasperating hurtful wounding affronting degrading embarrassing exceptionable galling humiliating impertinent impudent insolent personal provoking slighting uncivil unmannerly vexing censurable coarse contemptuous crude disparaging impolite obnoxious outrageous reprehensible scandalous scurrilous shocking unacceptable vulgar detestable improper indecent upsetting distasteful unpleasant deplorable abhorrent contemptible disgusting repugnant insufferable disagreeable unwelcome undesirable inappropriate insupportable intolerable beyond the pale out of line out of order contumelious denigratory defamatory pejorative vituperative uncomplimentary belittling disdainful slanderous deprecatory libellous libelous derisive scornful opprobrious ill-mannered ungracious critical cheeky inconsiderate vitriolic bad-mannered scathing censorious maligning depreciative damaging spiteful audacious derogative vilifying vituperatory calumniatory reproachful injurious tactless detractive catty brash demeaning malicious depreciatory sharp ill-bred fresh presumptuous invective derisory denigrative nasty reviling deprecating unmannered scurril truculent scurrile thoughtless sarcastic curt uncalled-for unhandsome malapert mannerless churlish unkind blunt boorish offhand traducing brazen short ungentlemanly unladylike ungallant uncouth negative foul intrusive cocky flip acerbic lippy brusque arrogant obloquious calumnious insensitive calumniating decrying forward disapproving rough bold abrupt crass gruff surly pert unrefined indelicate sassy ribald obscene ignorant lewd brassy oafish underbred smart-alecky undiplomatic disgracious discrediting blasphemous unflattering violent berating bitter cutting unfavourable scolding distressing venomous dishonouring cruel barbed mean biting detracting dismissive snide castigating unfriendly uncharitable prying fault-finding unfavorable saucy graceless harsh upbraiding offending loutish dishonoring despiteful malevolent defaming indecorous minimizing malign denigrating mordacious unwanted vicious minimising unchivalrous nosy insubordinate shameless mud-slinging sharp-tongued nervy sullen brazen-faced ungenteel overbearing out-of-line inaffable cavalier peremptory arch wise bold-faced cocksure brassbound smart alecky procacious smart mortifying depreciating familiar repulsive ridiculing supercilious unsympathetic prejudicial dysphemistic epithetical detractory virulent withering judgmental sneering mischievous unsatisfactory diminishing deflating sardonic irritable moody disgustful loathly unbearable painful unceremonious uncourteous maledictory scandalmongering muckraking backbiting ranting denunciatory rustic inurbane crusty gauche sarky maledictive slurring discreditable terse hostile snarky acidulous brass-necked unsubtle exclusive prejudiced unaware groundless low infamous salacious gross scabrous aspersing inhospitable unfortunate loud-mouthed meddling meddlesome inquisitive off base incongruous unsuitable interfering raunchy dirty vituperous smutty filthy stinging self-assertive self-confident loud vivacious untactful Rabelaisian snoopy snooping nosy-parker lacking civility bad mannered un-PC barefaced imperative off-base breezy magisterial dictatorial destructive harmful grievous savage hateful foul-mouthed aspersive caustic pernicious put down libeling debasing injuring excoriating despicable hurting abasing libelling vile shaming malignant reproaching disgracing damning pointed maleficent acid trenchant politically incorrect reproving castigatory mouthy crabbed yokelish bounderish

Adjective

Requiring sensitive or careful handling
delicate sensitive difficult touchy sticky ticklish tricky complicated contentious intricate prickly problematic problematical thorny awkward convoluted dicey knotty catchy complex controversial hairy hard heated perplexing tough critical divisive embarrassing emotive involved precarious scandalous volatile dodgy nasty nettlesome spiny tricksy uncertain uncomfortable unpredictable hair-trigger troublesome dangerous risky taxing trying vexatious chancy worrying iffy irksome bothersome hazardous perilous vexed touch-and-go upsetting gnarly unpleasant concerning unstable baffling distressing unsafe hot-button humiliating disturbing compromising questionable dubious cringeworthy cringey rocky fiddly cringe-making parlous puzzling rough grievous high-risk disagreeable worrisome suspect emotional inflammatory disconcerting fraught with danger discomfiting charged tendentious flustering painful disputed uneasy tight shameful demeaning degrading barro debatable formidable bleak dire discountenancing discomposing contested serious treacherous onerous challenging forbidding arduous grim unchancy capricious moot debated pointed briery inconvenient unsound awful punishing dark toe-curling excruciating incommodious exasperating loaded unfriendly bitter spartan hostile at issue in dispute open to question sophisticated profound harassing quirky undependable severe subtle paradoxical tender echinated annoying stimulating intractable mystifying subjective discomforting kid-glove searching penetrating scary unhealthy jeopardous wicked heavy laborious operose rugged strenuous erratic fluctuant incalculable meaningful pregnant like herding cats mortifying shaming nice undetermined undecided unresolved unsettled unconcluded vulnerable unsteady ongoing in contention inconstant fickle temperamental mercurial variable changeable threatening grave open to debate confusing insecure shaky open to doubt fractious agitating ignominious barbed bristly tense disgraceful discreditable dishonouring blush-making up in the air yet to be decided much debated moving touching overwrought briary thistly brambly discommoding dishonoring unpropitious equivocal inopportune bewildering troubling impossible rattling discommodious distracting unseemly inflammable ugly sentimental stirring exciting thrilling affecting strained anxious spicular spiky aculeate spinous sharp spiculate spiked pronged bristled spiniferous scratchy embarrassed volcanic combustible stressful untimely poignant heart-warming tear-jerking heart-rending setaceous jaggy muricate pointy barbellate spinose explosive knife-edge impassioned affective affectional heartwarming nerve-racking highly charged disputable disputatious controvertible contended arguable polemical dubitable polemic debateable contestable doubtable hot notorious doubtful under discussion open to discussion impenetrable elaborate unfathomable tangled labyrinthine niggling perturbing Byzantine unsettling involute irritating vexing abstruse obscure involuted enigmatic tortuous wearisome undecipherable labyrinthian byzantine disquieting traumatic alarming tiresome Gordian harrying recondite inscrutable daunting demanding baroque daedal aggravating galling mind-bending maddening confounding Daedalian difficult to understand entangled cryptic harrowing dismaying frustrating pesky nagging troublous plaguy pestiferous pestilential pestilent tormenting complicate burdensome anxious-making confused serpentine detailed fancy interlaced rankling infernal irking incomprehensible full of twists and turns abrasive riling tedious infuriating inexplicable mysterious chafing carking nettling peeving confounded rebarbative cussed pesty plaguey mean mazy insoluble unanswerable uphill nerve-wracking messy winding cumbersome esoteric fathomless jumbled mixed dense knotted deep hi-tech Daedalean bemusing fiendish oppressive agonizing agonising apprehensive weird strange inextricable mazelike importunate insolvable problem undisciplined murder rowdy infestive ungovernable damaging repressive disorderly grating provoking objectionable displeasing kittle peculiar odd funny unaccountable labyrinthial labyrinthical labyrinthiform labyrinthic labyrinthal wretched repugnant unnerving devilish weighty murky hidden concealed discouraging enraging lamentable deplorable unwelcome antagonizing jarring tickly torturous ravelled sinuous twisted circuitous afflicting disappointing ornate uncanny wildering befuddling fraught dolorous bumpy rococo heterogeneous multifaceted multifarious variegated nuanced muddled teasing wearing festering antipathetic raveled high-tech long-drawn-out can of worms maze-like mixed up drawn-out devil of a itchy confronting distressed afflictive ambiguous mind-boggling hard to solve rambling advanced enigmatical hard to explain unclear hazy over one's head above one's head beyond comprehension beyond one's grasp unsolvable unintelligible abstract mystical thought-provoking opaque untold unsatisfying unattractive antagonising beyond one very devil of a causing discomfort ill-fitting enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall hard to understand as clear as mud terrible ramified reticular effortful

Adjective

Exerting power over the minds or behavior of others
influential persuasive effective compelling convincing crucial inspirational inspiring pivotal effectual instrumental motivating efficacious meaningful moving rousing stirring strong telling touching affecting alluring enticing guiding masterful motivational potent powerful seductive swayful authoritative contributory far-reaching formative impelling impressive inducing momentous operative stimulating swaying central cogent consequential controlling forceful forcible impactful critical decisive encouraging fateful able animating capable competent considerable dynamic efficient energetic hard-hitting imposing monumental responsible robust successful vigorous emphatic material purposeful striking useful weighty valid plausible sound conclusive exciting satisfying eloquent irresistible well founded credible provoking arousing significant unanswerable important aggressive pertinent rational reasonable lucid puissant spirited relevant reasoned logical solid clear inciting trenchant active triggering dramatic mighty inspiriting uplifting intense challenging emotional stimulative enlivening affective incisive coherent refreshing energizing urgent suasive vital satisfactory passionate animated charged instigative enthusiastic thought-provoking instigating coercive driving great soul-stirring well reasoned electric enterprising piquing punchy lively assertive incontestable energising impassioned thrilling high-powered pushing well-founded vehement apposite fitting invigorating apt exhilarating galvanizing zestful authoritarian convictive articulate incontrovertible expressive compulsive electrifying go-getting go-ahead productive awakening unmistakable sharp supreme galvanic pithy stringent believable vivid unassailable formidable envigorating galvanising indubitable firm high-octane major assuasive in-your-face violent wonderful superb reliable intelligent categorical assured clear-cut powerhouse excellent profound marvellous gutsy definitive unequivocal intoxicating go-go cool marvelous bold well-defined vibrant suggestive grand coming on strong first-class first-rate full of get-up-and-go evocative sweeping irrefutable vivacious undeniable interesting graphic armed winning determinative shaping zappy drastic compulsory substantial revealing marked salient glib smooth-tongued silky slick silver-tongued smooth-talking sufficient well-established key moulding determining succinct terse insistent militant evident crystalline inveigling suasory actuating luring wheedling pointed unctuous smooth likely heartening emotive applicable gripping riveting memorable breathtaking on the ball probable constraining virile elemental take-over steamroller titanic take-charge punch poignant exhilarative developmental forming urging propulsive impellent devastating conspicuous obvious unambiguous intuitive decided undisputed infallible ingenious insightful distinct orderly systematic methodical direct theatric graceful kicky anthemic exalting charming histrionical acute performant verisimilar hearty germane justified well-grounded consistent colourable magnetic ball of fire molding mind-boggling mind-blowing rip-roaring mind-bending heart-stopping hair-raising emotion-charged plenipotent appropriate apropos main chief true-to-life possible acceptable faithful carrying conviction trusty trustworthy presumable authentic believeable hopeful realistic dependable not taking no for an answer fast-track zippy peppy well organized serviceable adequate positive essential fundamental indicative driven ambitious pushy fruitful fiery flamboyant full-blooded red-blooded ballsy feisty tireless lusty flush spunky gingery sparky constructive beneficial worthwhile helpful valuable dominant ruling commanding have-a-go indefatigable virtuous advantageous charismatic play for keeps play hard ball hyped-up activating full of vim and vigour go-getter vitalizing self-motivated full of life highpowered full of beans of help of assistance highly capable in control in the saddle of use annoying offensive galling goading insulting officiating plenipotentiary presiding vexing aggravating awesome inflammatory incendiary affronting maddening infuriating exasperating irritating all-powerful good accomplished insane amazing disturbing agitational edgy inflaming outrageous controversial bad sensational daring ridiculous deep primo brilliant divine like wow crazy majestic swell far out hunky-dory super extraordinary fantastic out of this world splendid awe-inspiring groovy dandy unreal fabulous delicious remarkable lavish incredible absorbing terrific stately glorious massive arresting unbelievable luxurious outstanding skilled skilful consummate skillful admirable masterly agitative incensing crack ace world-class expert fine stellar stimulant rabble-rousing confrontational heady spurring cracking crash-hot gee-whizz nifty wizard mean amazeballs crackerjack well-done fluent smooth-spoken vocal well-spoken voluble tenable suave fast-talking imaginable conceivable facile loquacious feasible creditable quick talkative garrulous grandiloquent unquestionable thinkable within the bounds of possibility able to hold water hard to resist easy ready definite indisputable urbane insincere flip slippery artful certain demonstrative smooth operator vocative hot-air communicative sensible sober justifiable just sustainable presumptive magniloquent defensible illuminating well-expressed flattering supportable understandable congruent legit viable grounded true workable analytic supposable pragmatic real analytical well grounded disputatious bona fide legitimate reassuring cogitable ingratiating sycophantic obsequious smarmy conjecturable intelligible watertight airtight fawning admissible authenticating oratorical factual sincere comprehensible pat final validating nicely spoken correct warrantable genuine warranted proper fair neat unconditional disingenuous specious honest-to-god straight tried colorable aboveboard fiduciary credential verifiable dinkum rightful accepted hard unarguable shallow superficial oversimplified flippant simplistic fair-spoken propelling pukka acknowledged sweet-talking irrefragable true to life up front with a ring of truth absolute with the gift of the gab having kissed the Blarney Stone effortless well-versed natural resounding uncompromising tough like enough very likely serious rallying beyond doubt beyond question beyond dispute honest frank blunt forthright unsparing one hundred per cent wordy effusive prompt copious chatty confident verbose self-assured running mellifluous cursive mellifluent declamatory straight-talking condemnatory rationalistic pregnant strongly worded upfront dynamical bullish argumentative dialectical no holds barred all out pulling no punches revelatory meaning not beating about the bush straight from the shoulder right rhetorical fervid fervent well spoken ardent outspoken well expressed sententious facund prudent proven balanced perceptive sane perspicuous deductive commonsensical accurate maintainable defendable confirmed informed arguable astute practical levelheaded discerning commonsense contentious polemical vindicable stable consequent commonsensible uncorrupted intellectual kosher attested tested well-reasoned well-advised well thought out well advised dialectic down-to-earth holding water matter-of-fact clear-headed

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Aggressively or blatantly confrontational
in-your-face assertive aggressive ambitious pushy fierce militant enterprising direct forthright outspoken shocking go-getting self-assertive self-asserting high-pressure full-on forceful confident bold insistent bossy domineering strong audacious determined self-confident dominant emphatic commanding bullish authoritative strong-willed feisty pushing strenuous pushful dynamic vigorous firm compelling assured powerful persuasive potent vehement energetic sure competitive forward self-assured demanding zealous thrusting violent self-possessed overbearing not backward in coming forward immodest driving muscular go-ahead resounding full-blooded uncompromising hardline influential convincing imperious robust stout tough effective brash brassy hard-hitting loud obnoxious presumptuous officious bumptious obtrusive driven offensive arrogant cocksure overconfident cocky bludgeoning persistent intensive high-powered sharp-elbowed nervy strident loudmouthed importunate coercive full of oneself pressurizing pressured stressful relentless intense difficult pressurising not taking no for an answer decisive positive decided can-do dogmatic assaultive carnivorous absolute certain believing in oneself self-respecting poised secure self-reliant impertinent composed fearless sure of oneself collected sure of yourself cool-headed presuming sanguine impudent imperturbable cheeky brazen unperturbed insolent rude unruffled relaxed unfazed gung ho dauntless brave inconsiderate level-headed uppity tenacious calm intrepid cool intrusive phlegmatic interfering nonchalant meddling prying nosy impassive serene intruding meddlesome busy resolute tranquil unflappable snoopy protrusive nosey together sassy upbeat unhesitating gutsy saucy nonplussed equanimous filled with aplomb laid-back courageous at ease hubristic brazen-faced flip impetuous hotheaded bold-faced impulsive impolitic fresh doubtless implicit clear rash wise puffed up undoubtful believing unabashed imposing defiant stubborn peremptory controlling opinionated dashing daring committed complacent resolved staunch steely spirited steadfast rosy high strong-minded over-assertive unafraid expecting expectant well-balanced pumped up cool, calm and collected hotdog know-it-all hotshot self-secure projecting prognathous blatant jutting flagrant sheer bald bulging arch brassbound effervescent brazenfaced trashy incautious thoughtless bright hasty vivacious heedless precipitate headlong untactful maladroit familiar overfamiliar disrespectful full of yourself as bold as brass improper inappropriate indulgent pompous overindulgent pretentious over-free smug conceited impolite shameless free tolerant free-and-easy conclusive definite convinced unwavering categorical contumelious supercilious satisfied persuaded holding the unwavering view having no doubt easy in one's mind in no doubt having no questions about secure in one's belief undoubting free from doubt valid undoubtable questionless unshaken in one's belief settled self-sufficient surefooted sure-footed

Adjective

Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
pungent biting cutting caustic barbed pointed sarcastic scathing sharp acerbic acrimonious keen penetrating piercing acid incisive mordant sardonic stinging trenchant stringent tart acute corrosive telling acidulous astringent bitter devastating poignant rapier-like vitriolic acerb acidic acrid critical mordacious polemic razor-edged satiric satirical scalding smart-aleck smart-alecky smart-mouthed snarky venomous virulent waspish exciting forceful pithy racy salt snappy stimulating witty severe nasty scornful spiteful vicious harsh derisive malicious cruel hurtful catty mocking searing cynical wounding mean sarky withering unkind hostile ironical abrasive contemptuous scorching taunting salty poisonous brusque disparaging disrespectful savage sneering scoffing ironic offensive fierce chaffing arrogant snide jeering dry rude backhanded rancorous unfriendly carping truculent blistering brutal hateful unsparing strong derisory irascible powerful saucy needling contumelious scurrilous slashing ridiculing twitting austere captious ornery churlish weisenheiming evil ferocious polemical heartless callous crisp wry belittling irreverent aggressive abusive cussed vindictive extremely critical double-edged peppery snarling squint-eyed disillusioned tongue-in-cheek stern burlesque corroding burning all-pervading controversial impertinent unblunted contentious merciless rough derogatory wise violent hard unrelenting edged argumentative disputatious pitiless disdainful sadistic grim snappish snippy testy acetose short unpleasant disapproving bad-tempered ill-tempered ruthless wanton curt cold-blooded ill-natured vigorous evil-intentioned malevolent sharp-worded angry thoughtless inconsiderate ungracious splenetic malign baleful malignant vengeful pernicious bilious emphatic maleficent malefic forthright driving clear cold explicit distinct effective blunt potent unequivocal edgy parodying lampooning humorous spoofing paradoxical spoof farcical bantering clever implausible ridiculous defiant contradictory exaggerated backbiting alert jibing atypical twisted uncomplimentary curious spicy quick-witted crushing Hudibrastic Rabelaisian razor-sharp insulting laconic droll pessimistic sceptical suspicious sour misanthropic slighting misanthropical skeptical opprobrious sly insolent denigratory subtle condescending unbelieving distrustful teasing doubtful jaundiced detracting dismissive supercilious demeaning degrading derogative abhorrent depreciative detractive haughty decrying pejorative depreciatory deprecatory denigrative snotty sniffy cheeky snooty full of contempt sharp-tongued terse drilling clear-cut contemptible yelling wicked quizzical raucous cynic strict exacting uncivil rigid rigorous contorted antagonistic overwhelming overpowering distorted crooked warped uneven deformed acetic tonic vitriolous awry aslant askew skewwhiff pawky envenomed highly effective crabbed cavalier dripping with malice pillorying vain imperious proud deadpan absurd ludicrous cockamamie pathetic silly cockamamy laughable risible comical preposterous ambiguous oblique indirect high hat hard-nosed on your high horse audacious high and mighty temperamental uppity on high horse cold-shoulder dog it bold snobbish cool upstage equivocal out-of-line flip cocky fresh snidey crusty gally smart sassy nervy waggish deprecating vituperatory scurrile scurril invective censorious defamatory apathetic two-edged scolding obloquious castigating upbraiding slanderous reproachful calumniating reviling maligning libellous vilifying traducing ranting denunciatory calumniatory libelous antisocial disbelieving unsociable for the birds straight-faced vituperative doubting negative incredulous poker-faced superior matter-of-fact low-key quietly humorous sneaky underhanded disenchanted hardened world-weary hard-bitten overbearing hypercritical egotistic unneighbourly inhumane inhospitable uncongenial reclusive hard-boiled black bleak mistrustful despicable reserved selfish hating egoistic solitary standoffish grouchy egotistical narrow-minded eremitic nonbelieving with tongue in cheek

Antonym of provocative

provocative Idiom, Proverb

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