Definition of Instigator

1. Noun. Someone who deliberately foments trouble. "She was the instigator of their quarrel"

Exact synonyms: Firebrand, Inciter, Instigant, Provoker
Specialized synonyms: Ringleader
Generic synonyms: Bad Hat, Mischief-maker, Trouble Maker, Troublemaker, Troubler
Derivative terms: Incite, Incite, Instigate, Instigate, Provoke



2. Noun. A person who initiates a course of action.
Exact synonyms: Initiator
Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Aggressor
Derivative terms: Initiate, Instigate

Definition of Instigator

1. n. One who instigates or incites.

Definition of Instigator

1. Noun. A person who intentionally incites or starts something, especially one that starts trouble. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Instigator

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Instigator

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instigator (current term)
instigators
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instillments

Literary usage of Instigator

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Penal Code of California: Enacted in 1872, as Amended in 1885 by California, Robert Desty (1881)
"A person Inciting another In a tumultuous 3: 27 Cal. instigator and ... 405; while the instigator is responsible, for incidental consequences of the crime ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... he declined to accept the issue and was expelled from the city as a man of bad morals, an instigator of sedition and an enemy of the Protestant faith. ..."

3. A Treatise on Criminal Law by Francis Wharton, William Draper Lewis (1896)
"The Clpa^' instigator bears to the perpetrator the relation of the ... The instigator would have perpetrated the crime anyhow ; the perpetrator would not ..."

4. Twenty Years Among the Mexicans: A Narrative of Missionary Labor by Melinda Rankin (1875)
"... and waiting for a manifestation—Sudden removal of the instigator of the persecution—A great calm ensued—Work resumed and school full again. ..."

5. The Divine Plan of the Agesby Charles Taze Russell by Charles Taze Russell (2000)
"... between the indisputable fact that God has permitted sin, and the serious error of some which charges God with being the author and instigator of sin. ..."

6. Maryland Under the Commonwealth: A Chronicle of the Years 1649-1658 by Bernard Christian Steiner (1911)
"Batts, " a main instigator and actor in this business," must pay a fine of one thousand pounds of tobacco and cask or receive thirty-nine lashes. ..."

7. A History of My Time: Memoirs of Chancellor Pasquier by Etienne-Denis Pasquier, Edme Armand Gaston Audiffret-Pasquier (1893)
"... never admits the injustice of the act—M. d'Hauterive apostrophizes M. de Talleyrand, the instigator of the crime — Fouche"'s famed saying. ..."

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