Definition of Provoker

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

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



Definition of Provoker

1. Noun. A person who provokes; a troublemaker ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Provoker

1. one that provokes [n -S] - See also: provokes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Provoker

provocateur
provocateurs
provocation
provocations
provocative
provocatively
provocativeness
provocatives
provocatory
provok't
provokable
provoke
provoked
provokement
provokements
provoker (current term)
provokers
provokes
provoketh
provoking
provokingly
provokingness
provolone
provolones
provost
provost court
provost guard
provost marshal
provostal
provostorial

Literary usage of Provoker

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1. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"The first provoker has by his seniority and primogeniture a double portion of the guilt. Government of the Tongue. PRIMOGENITURE, the right of the first ..."

2. The Records of the Proceedings of the Justiciary Court, Edinburgh, 1661-1678 by Edinburgh (Scotland). Justiciary Court, William George Scott-Moncrieff, John W. Weston (1905)
"2° It is offered to be proven that James Murray was the first provoker, and if it should be otherwise sustained, the Act of Parliament should be altogether ..."

3. The Common Cause by John R. Meader (1911)
"The provoker has told, right out of school, oft and many a time, and in detail, how Socialists love one another. One after another of the most luminous ..."

4. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness (1873)
"Faith, sir, we were carousing till the second cock: and drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things. Macd. What three things does drink especially ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"So, If there le préméditation on the part of the accused, and he commences the attack, he will be considered the provoker of the difficulty, ..."

6. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"That supposing there was a rixa, and that the thing happened upon a sudden quarrel ; yet Cuming himself was the first provoker, and the auctor rira, ..."

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