Antonyms for non-provocative

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pruh-vok-uh-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : prəˈvɒk ə tɪv

Definition of non-provocative

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "eliciting," from Middle French provocatif (15c.) and directly from Late Latin provocativus "calling forth," from provocat-, past participle stem of Latin provocare (see provoke). Specifically of sexual desire from 1620s. Related: Provocatively; provocativeness. The earliest appearance of the word in English is as a noun meaning "an aphrodisiac" (early 15c.).
  • As in inoffensive : adj not obnoxious; harmless

Synonyms for non-provocative

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