Definition of Provocatives

1. Noun. (plural of provocative) ¹



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Definition of Provocatives

1. provocative [n] - See also: provocative

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Provocatives

provisorships
provisory
provisos
provisour
provitamin
provitamin A
provitamins
provocate
provocateur
provocateurs
provocation
provocations
provocative
provocatively
provocativeness
provocatives (current term)
provocatory
provok't
provokable
provoke
provoked
provokement
provokements
provoker
provokers
provokes
provoketh
provoking
provokingly
provokingness

Literary usage of Provocatives

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1. Bacchus: An Essay on the Nature, Causes, Effects, and Cure of Intemperance by Ralph Barnes Grindrod, Charles Alfred Lee (1855)
"Horace, in one of his Satires, thus adverts to the provocatives to drinking used by the Romans :— 1. The use of Condiments or provocatives, either in eating ..."

2. The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy by Pennsylvania Prison Society (1860)
"provocatives TO CRIME.—It is estimated by a late Philadelphia Grand Jury, that there are about Jive thousand places in the city at which strong drink can be ..."

3. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1870)
"The provocatives of Desire are, in the first place, the actual wants or deficiencies of the system^ and secondly, the experience of pleasure. ..."

4. History of the War with Mexico by Horatio Oliver Ladd (1883)
"... Appointment of Slidell—The Nueces and Rio Grande—provocatives to war—General Taylor's dispatches—Haste of the Administration—Declarations of war. ..."

5. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1868)
"The provocatives of Desire are, in the first place, the actual wants or deficiencies of the system, and secondly, the experience of pleasure. ..."

6. Mental and Moral Science: A Compendium of Psychology and Ethics by Alexander Bain (1868)
"The provocatives of Desire are, in the first place, the actual wants or deficiencies of the system, and secondly, the experience of pleasure. ..."

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