(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. indicative, expressive; thought-provoking, stimulating; remindful, mnemonic; risqué, indecent. See meaning, supposition.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Suggesting thoughts or ideas]
Syn. carrying a suggestion of, suggestive, evocative, redolent, intriguing, giving an inkling of, symptomatic, indicative; see also symbolic .
2. [Suggesting something indecent or improper]
Syn. risqué, indecent, obscene, racy, provocative, vulgar, ribald; see also vulgar 1 , 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. indecent improper, risque, off-color, racy, bawdy, dirty, sexy, erotic, obscene, ribald, titillating, *raunchy.
2. reminiscent signifying, evocative, expressive.
ANT.: 1. respectable, pure, innocent. 2. meaningless
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Tending to bring a memory, mood, or image, for example, subtly or indirectly to mind: allusive, connotative, evocative, impressionistic, reminiscent. See SUGGEST. 2. Provoking a change of outlook and especially gradual doubt and suspicion: insinuating, insinuative, insinu-atory. See SUGGEST. 3. Conveying hidden or unexpressed meaning: meaningful, pregnant, significant. See MEANING. 4. Bordering on indelicacy or impropriety: blue, earthy, off-color, provocative, racy, risque, salty, scabrous, spicy. See DECENT. 5. Suggesting sexuality: sensual, sexual, sexy, voluptuous. See SEX.

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