In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(causing trouble)(gesture/act) provocadorit was unnecessarily provocative — fue una provocación innecesaria
- To be deliberately provocative, I asked him to call this period the Toronto new wave.
- Leading on from this, the article turns provocative when it addresses English and the vexed matter of case.
- On a wide range of issues he has penned important and provocative academic articles.
- We don't know whether it is, but it is a highly controversial and provocative book.
- Two distinct reasons are offered for this deliberately provocative conclusion.
- Stapleton's approach is an extreme one, and perhaps deliberately provocative.
- How is such a rewritten text disturbing, interesting, assaultive, provocative?
- Nambisan's on a roll; he also has a provocative article on the ethics of sting operations.
- Of course, politics could and should be made more accessible, interesting, provocative.
- In 1989 and 1990 there was a spate of provocative articles on the country's past.
- I was very pleased to be asked to comment on the engaging and provocative articles in this volume.
- The FBU believe that the government is being deliberately provocative, and it is difficult not to share the view.
- I feel fairly sure that your article was deliberately provocative.
- During that time they managed to be thoughtful, provocative and, heavens above, interesting.
- Let me change the subject away from race, to Leroi's provocative remarks about beauty and deformity.
- The Passionate Eye airs provocative documentaries on leading social and political issues of the day.
- We value good writing, as we value controversial and provocative ideas, for their own sake.
- British officials strongly advised against the move, warning that it could be seen as provocative or even insulting.
- It is passionate yet considered, provocative yet clearly reasoned - and gave me much food for thought.
- These essays provide a variety of interesting, provocative perspectives on science in Canada.
- The provocative swimwear became a symbol of a Coast offering sun, surf, warmth and excitement.
- Underneath his carping about provocative dress is a jealous and irrational partner.
- She's especially lucky in regards to the film's provocative treatment of sexuality.
- When I opened them a tall, brunette woman in a provocative green dress stood before me.
- Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Hedy Lamarr were the provocative, sensual kind.
- In the interwar period there was little more provocative in the arts than a woman in command, celebrating the eroticism of the body.
- Glasgow is not the first place where the Ipswich band's deliberately provocative clothing has caused outrage.
- The effect of provocative bra ads on billboards may well be just as arousing as that of Desmond's Celebrity Babes.
- The fashion industry dresses them in sexually provocative clothing.
- In fact, cultures that frown upon eye contact as sexually provocative may have a point.
- Anything deemed to be too sexy, provocative, or disrespectful would be denied.
- It is sexy and glamorous like a rose bouquet, and provocative and intense!
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