Definition of Prodding

1. Noun. A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something. "The ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

Exact synonyms: Goad, Goading, Prod, Spur, Spurring, Urging
Generic synonyms: Encouragement
Derivative terms: Goad, Goad, Goad, Goad, Goad, Prod, Prod, Spur, Spur, Urge



Definition of Prodding

1. Verb. (present participle of prod) ¹

2. Noun. The act of giving a prod. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prodding

1. prod [v] - See also: prod

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prodding

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procyonid
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prodigal son
prodigal sons
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Literary usage of Prodding

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

1. Fifty Years of an Actors̓ Life by John Coleman (1904)
"Pike & Gudgeon and their Corps Dramatique — The Master of Ravens-wood and Lucy Ashton—" Knights of the Table Round"—I make my debut in Alonzo—The prodding ..."

2. Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field: Tales They Told to a Fellow by Henry William Fischer (1922)
""Livy" was an excellent wife to him, but sne had the commercial spirit that Mark lacked—and God knows he needed prodding once in a while. ..."

3. Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field: Tales They Told to a Fellow by Henry William Fischer (1922)
""Livy" was an excellent wife to him, but she had the commercial spirit that Mark lacked—and God knows he needed prodding once in a while. ..."

4. The Tiger's Child by John Neu (2006)
"The huge head jerked sideways to snap at the pole prodding it through the bars. A giant paw zoomed across the dream to smash the bars and the tiger leaped ..."

5. Magisterial Cases by Great Britain Courts, Great Britain Court of Criminal Appeal (1900)
"The dog ran into the kennel, and respondent then got a spade and kept jobbing or prodding at the dog with it. The beating and prodding lasted for about ..."

6. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"An uncommonly bad four quarters of an hour for colleagues within reach of his forefinger. At them all round, prodding them in the ribs by way of ..."

7. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1874)
"And now, what prodding and poking, what feeling and frowning, what shakings ... Drovers vary their occupation of prodding and swearing by hawking new milk ..."

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