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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word provocative.This is ordered by best match. Changing color means the start of the next best set of words.
4 syllable words
Near RhymesHere is a list of the words that nearly rhyme with the word provocative.
3 syllable words

causative

positive

talkative

formative

laxative

lucrative

normative

nutritive

punitive

putative

fugitive

adoptive

cognitive

decorative

fixative

sensitive

tentative

secretive

inactive

additive

curative

destructive

narrative

negative

nonnative

primitive

probative

reactive

relative

sedative

substantive

attractive

conductive

convective

disruptive

inductive

invective

refractive

instructive

obstructive

constructive

abortive

adaptive

affective

assaultive

collective

connective

defective

detective

effective

elective

eruptive

predictive

preventive

productive

protective

seductive

selective

successive

descriptive

adjective

expletive

corrective

cervical

corruptive

crevices

directive

divisive

prophecies

compulsive

convulsive

exhaustive

gearboxes

impulsive

incentive

infective

inventive

perspective

presumptive

prospective

redemptive

respective

reflective

responsive

vindictive

cohesive

coercive

prophecy

combative

deceptive

discursive

excessive

perceptive

objective

perfected

repressive

harvesting

preemptive

porpoises

receptive

repulsive

subjective

travesties

restrictive

distinctive

digestive

arabic

assertive

decisive

evasive

inclusive

emotive

orifice

reflexive

permissive

pervasive

privacies

services

conclusive

prophesies

travesty

instinctive

briefcases

reclusive

extensive

creative

invasive

privacy

exploitive

appointive

attentive

impassive

derisive

incisive

expressive

subversive

expansive

expensive

corrosive

adhesive

provisions

suggestive

recessive

graphical

harvesters

allusive

collusive

erosive

nervously

possessive

propagate

purposes

surfaces

surpasses

tropical

therapies

obtrusive

congestive

sharpshooters

provision

provoking

surpassing

exclusive

harpsichord

abrasive

abusive

aggressive

barbecue

conducive

harvester

obsessive

offensive

oppressive

perfectly

persuasive

progressive

proposals

purposeful

regressive

submissive

professions

perfection

proficient

sharpshooter

barbecues

intensive

barbecued

elusive

illusive

proposal

verifies

provisos

proposes

purposely

professes

terrifies

furbishes

prefecture

explosive

profession

defensive

depressive

dismissive

dispersive

effusive

firebug

jerboas

professor

proviso

firebush

verbiage

intrusive

impressive

horrific

professors

earpieces

perfusion

profusion

trafficker

graphically

traffickers

profusely

terrific

6 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word provocative

Welcome to the Rhyme Finder! This rhyming dictionary allows users to explore rhymes for any given word. This includes rhymes based on syllables, near rhymes, and more.


How to use the rhyming dictionary

Enter your "starter" word in the FIND RHYMES input box, and click search. It's really that simple! We separate perfect rhymes (near the top) from the imperfect rhymes (toward the bottom). In your rhyming results, colors descend based on the best rhyme. Once the color changes, you will notice the results reset back into alphabetical order. Click on any of the results for the word's definition, part of speech, use in Scrabble, and more. Please note that many of our results are proper nound or slang. While we may not store definitions for all of these words, we can direct you to the Google results for that word.


Perfect Rhymes

Perfect rhymes are just what they sound like. No pun intended! Think of perfect rhymes as words which definitively rhyme. Words that most people would not question. Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Hat
  • Head and Red
  • Egg and Beg
  • Soap and Hope
  • True and Blue

Imperfect Rhymes

Near rhymes, otherwise known as imperfect rhymes, are words that sound the same but are not perfect rhymes. Having trouble deciding if a word is a perfect or imperfect rhyme? Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Bad
  • Head and Mud
  • Egg and Peck
  • Soap and Chap
  • True and Cure

Using Rhymes

Rhymes are most useful in creating lyrics, but they can also be used as a tool to memorize. It is a powerful mnemonic device. This is why song lyrics can be so easy to remember! It's also why rhymes are a great study tool for memorizing! Use this tool to help write poetry, win rhyme games, write a rap song, create lyrics, and expand your vocabulary! Rhyming is very important in music because it creates a rhythm that further creates meaning, emotion, and feeling. It also creates an echo in the lyrics. With children, rhyming is a very important tool. Rhyming teaches children how language works, helps them understand the rhythm of language, and learn how to make predictions. In other words, rhymes teach children phrases to anticipate and rhymes enhance their memory. Within all contexts, rhyming is helpful in expanding your imagination no matter if you’re a child or an adult.

When creating lyrics, there are five types of rhymes to choose from.

  • End rhymes: rhyming of the final word of a line
  • Internal rhymes: rhyming of two words within the same line
  • Slant rhymes: near rhymes
  • Identical rhymes: use the same word at the end of each line
  • Eye rhymes: look like they rhyme but sound different

Different Types of Rhymes
  • Mascline rhymes: have a stressed syllable
  • Feminine rhymes: have a stressless syllable.

Ready for a challenge? Try to come up with rhymes for these surprising words that just aren’t very rhymy. Check them with our dictionary! Examples of tough rhymes:

  • Month
  • Silver
  • Bulb
  • Wolf
  • Husband
  • Walrus
  • Orange

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