She looked at him provocatively, as if relishing the chance to do something the rest of the royal family would never do.
Gibson did the same in the previously released tape, in which he condemned Grigorieva for dressing too provocatively.
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.).