what does thought-provoking mean??????????

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    This expression refers to something said, written, etc that generates thought on the part of persons exposed to it or who become aware of it.

  • 2 months ago

    a thing which provokes thoughts.  provoke means to cause by some sort of impetus, pushes to happen.  Thoughts are what you get from thinking.  So, thought-provoking is a way of saying "makes a person think (new thoughts)".  Making a person repeat thoughts already made is not really thought-provoking.  It is the idea of new thinking that is intended.

  • 2 months ago

    Gee, let me scratch my head and think about that ....

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