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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thought-provoking mean? 

  The adjective THOUGHT-PROVOKING has 1 sense:

1. stimulating interest or thought

  Familiarity information: THOUGHT-PROVOKING used as an adjective is very rare.

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Stimulating interest or thought


thought-provoking; challenging

Context examples:

a challenging hypothesis / a thought-provoking book


stimulating (rousing or quickening activity or the senses)

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