What does the word provocative mean?

Usage examples for provocative

  1. Girls with improbable complexions and sophisticated eyes sent Johnny curious glances and provocative smiles when their companions were not looking. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  2. Like the subject of servants, it is as provocative of conversation as classical music. – Abroad with the Jimmies by Lilian Bell
  3. They sing, and play various instruments, accompanying the music with the most voluptuous and licentious dances and attitudes; but woe to the man who would obtain from these Bayaderes any boon beyond their provocative exhibition. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright