(adj.) = provocative ; smouldering [smoldering, -USA] ; saucy ; slinky ; raunchy . Ex: To instill a certain sense of one's own fallibility, there is nothing like an exhilarating hour at the reference desk where one is asked an array of provocative questions. Ex: We show you how to create a smouldering 40s look with a modern twist, using a home-grown cosmetic collection. Ex: Although some British seaside resorts still sell saucy postcards, they are not as popular as they used to be. Ex: She has an easy grace about her, a slinky sway to her stride that teasingly invites contact and beckons lecherous admiration. Ex: She has appeared in yet another provocative pose as she returns to her raunchy image following the break-up of her marriage. ---- * de manera provocativa = suggestively. * de modo provocativo = suggestively. * de un modo provocativo = defiantly. * ser muy provocativo = be a (real) tease.