sug·ges·tive (səg-jĕstĭv, sə-jĕs-)
a. Tending to suggest; evocative: artifacts suggestive of an ancient society.
b. Stimulating further thought: "Suggestive here is the Southern, often Western and rural locus of these tales" (Mark Muro).
c. Conveying a hint or suggestion: conveyed the message with a few suggestive words.
2. Calling to mind sexual desire or sex acts: a controversial song with highly suggestive lyrics.
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