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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Causing mild anger. Also: Giving rise to.

Usage examples (11)
  • And now a thought provoking question: When a cow laughs, does milk come out her nose?
  • Verb (used with object), : The mishap provoked a hearty laugh. ,What could have provoked such an incident?
  • Design isn't art, where being vague and thought-provoking is okay.
  • Being thought-provoking is its point, and a useful but limited end in itself. for more
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