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Racy vs. Provocative — What's the Difference?

Racy vs. Provocative — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Racy and Provocative

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Racy

Having a distinctive and characteristic quality or taste.
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Provocative

Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
A provocative article
Provocative remarks about foreign policy
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Racy

Strong and sharp in flavor or odor; piquant or pungent.
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Provocative

Tending to provoke or stimulate.
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Racy

Risqué; ribald.
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Provocative

Serving or tending to elicit a strong, often negative sentiment in another person; exasperating.
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Racy

Vigorous; lively.
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Provocative

Serving or tending to excite, stimulate or arouse sexual interest; sexy.
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Racy

Mildly risqué.
She wore a racy dress that was just barely appropriate for the occasion.
A racy story
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Provocative

(obsolete) Something that provokes an appetite, especially a sexual appetite; an aphrodisiac.
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Racy

Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil.
A racy wine
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Provocative

Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; exciting.
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Racy

Exciting to the mind by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.
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Provocative

Anything that is provocative; a stimulant; as, a provocative of appetite.
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Racy

(programming) Involving a data race or a race condition.
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Provocative

Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy;
A provocative remark
A provocative smile
Provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance
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Racy

Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich.
The racy wine,Late from the mellowing cask restored to light.
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Provocative

Exciting sexual desire;
Her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative
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Racy

Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.
Our raciest, most idiomatic popular words.
Burns's English, though not so racy as his Scotch, is generally correct.
The rich and racy humor of a natural converser fresh from the plow.
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Racy

Somewhat suggestive of sexual themes; slightly improper; risqué.
Rich, racy verses, in which weThe soil from which they come, taste, smell, and see.
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Racy

Full of zest or vigor;
A racy literary style
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Racy

Suggestive of sexual impropriety;
A blue movie
Blue jokes
He skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
A juicy scandal
A naughty wink
Naughty words
Racy anecdotes
A risque story
Spicy gossip
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