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Meaning of INSTIGATOR

Pronunciation:  'instug`eytur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who initiates a course of action
  2. [n]  someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel"
 

INSTIGATOR is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: firebrand, inciter, initiator, instigant, provoker
 
 See Also: aggressor, bad hat, leader, mischief-maker, ringleader, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In"sti*ga`tor\, n. [L.: cf. F. instigateur.]
One who instigates or incites. --Burke.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agent, agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, ancestors, apprentice, architect, artificer, artist, author, begetter, beginner, builder, catalyst, causer, conceiver, constructor, craftsman, creator, demagogue, designer, deviser, discoverer, effector, engenderer, engineer, exciter, executor, executrix, father, firebrand, fomenter, founder, generator, grower, inaugurator, incendiary, inciter, industrialist, inflamer, initiator, inspirer, institutor, introducer, inventor, journeyman, maker, manufacturer, master, master craftsman, mischief-maker, mother, mover, organizer, originator, parent, past master, planner, precursor, prime mover, primum mobile, producer, provocateur, provoker, rabble-rouser, raiser, realizer, ringleader, rouser, seditionary, seditionist, shaper, sire, smith, troublemaker, urger, wright
 

 

 

 

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