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Meaning of INSTIGATION

Pronunciation:  `instu'geyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
  2. [n]  the verbal act of urging on
 

INSTIGATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: abetment, fomentation
 
 See Also: encouragement, induction, initiation, trigger

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sti*ga"tion\, n. [L. instigatio: cf. F.
instigation.]
The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated;
incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness.

      The baseness and villainy that . . . the instigation of
      the devil could bring the sons of men to. --South.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agitation, arousal, catalyst, exasperation, excitation, excitement, firing, fomentation, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, incitement, inflammation, irritation, pep rally, pep talk, provocation, rabble-rousing, spur, stimulation, stirring, stirring-up
 

 

 

 

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