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adjective as in provocative

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The interest it aroused among potential customers, and even competitors, was such that they have since pursued and honed the idea.

She found that “a moderate level of fear-arousing sensationalism” in such messages could increase user engagement.

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There is something downright arousing about eating with one's hands.

Scratch that: these are actually more cringe-worthy than arousing.

According to the dictionary, it is “arousing a sympathetic response.”

Afterward, the company became timid and slow, almost afraid to compete for fear of arousing more scrutiny.

The downside of a writer “arousing love” is literary groupies.

The arousing of the fundamental instincts of these human beings had, indeed, enormously emphasized the animal in them.

The person who had the privilege of arousing the American's attention to no eminent degree was the White Scalper.

Nevertheless, when morning came and the sun was wide awake, I had no little trouble in arousing the children.

The object of Gracchus was to break the political union between the two factions by arousing the points of antagonism.

She would have been amazed could she have guessed that she was actually arousing him to resentment.


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On this page you'll find 696 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to arousing, such as: appealing, astonishing, breathtaking, dangerous, dramatic, and flashy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.