Definition of thought-provoking in English:

thought-provoking

adjective

  • Stimulating careful consideration or attention.

    ‘thought-provoking questions’
    • ‘This thought-provoking book raises more questions than it answers.’
    • ‘He held his vast audience captive by his thought-provoking exposition of the holy text.’
    • ‘This was a very thought-provoking and interesting presentation for me to attend.’
    • ‘The basic creative material was there for an absorbing, thought-provoking novel.’
    • ‘Why such gruesome murders are happening again and again is really a thought-provoking question.’
    • ‘This is a fascinating and thought-provoking book, laced with genuine wit and elegantly written.’
    • ‘There are fascinating and thought-provoking stories of everyday life and insights into how different people live.’
    • ‘That thought-provoking little parable raises some interesting questions about education.’
    • ‘On one hand, it was among the most exciting and thought-provoking shows of the season.’
    • ‘The film is well-paced, beautifully shot and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.’
    • ‘However, it has some interesting, thought-provoking observations to make.’
    • ‘The volume as a whole is thought-provoking and rewards careful study.’
    • ‘I had an interesting and thought-provoking conversation with a fellow plant enthusiast last week.’
    • ‘All of you have written things that I have found thought-provoking and/or intriguing!’
    • ‘I didn't feel I could answer the questions in an honest, thought-provoking way.’
    • ‘I will remember this film as entertaining, enlightening and thought-provoking.’
    • ‘Needless to say, our conversation was both thought-provoking and entertaining.’
    • ‘To do justice to this thought-provoking question we'll need to take a stroll down memory lane.’
    • ‘It was brilliant, entertaining, harmonic, thought-provoking and soothing all at once.’
    • ‘The articles he wrote were extraordinary, riveting and thought-provoking.’
    absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, riveting, gripping, compelling, compulsive, spellbinding, captivating, engaging, enthralling, entrancing, beguiling
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Pronunciation:

thought-provoking

/ˈTHôt prəˌvōkiNG/