Provocative

Antonyms of PROVOCATIVE

Examples of usage:

  1. The most interesting part of it all is that this so well- organized and apparently fixed delusional system may disappear at once and the various false ideas may become entirely corrected as soon as the provocative agent which is at the bottom of it all is removed. "Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
  2. It was never provocative or revolutionary, but it was national and Italian. "Cavour" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  3. Barneveld, as spokesman, declared that, so far as the provinces were concerned, the path was plain and open to an honest, ingenuous, lasting peace, but that the manner of dealing on the other side was artificial and provocative of suspicion. "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
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