unprovocative


unprovocative

adjective

  1. tending or serving to provoke; inciting, stimulating, irritating, or vexing.

noun

  1. something provocative.

adjective

  1. acting as a stimulus or incitement, esp to anger or sexual desire; provokinga provocative look; a provocative remark

adj.mid-15c., “eliciting,” from Middle French provocatif (15c.) and directly from Late Latin provocativus “calling forth,” from provocat-, past participle stem of Latin provocare (see provoke). Specifically of sexual desire from 1620s. Related: Provocatively; provocativeness. The earliest appearance of the word in English is as a noun meaning “an aphrodisiac” (early 15c.).

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