Definition of provocatively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    provocatively

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//prəˈvɒkətɪvli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈvɑːkətɪvli//
     
     
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  1. 1in a way that is intended to make people angry or upset; in a way that is intended to make people argue about something ‘Popular culture’, he remarked provocatively, ‘means nothing to me.’
  2. 2in a way that is intended to make somebody sexually excited The girls were all dancing provocatively.