from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who intentionally incites or starts something, especially one that starts trouble.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who instigates or incites.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which instigates; an inciter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who initiates a course of action
- n. someone who deliberately foments trouble
John Brown biography; main instigator of the Civil war
The GUD Magazine Issue 3 instigator is Debbie Moorhouse, who joined GUD as a copyeditor after her story Sundown was published in Issue 0.
Bush may have never stated directly that Iraq was the main instigator of 9/11, but he repeatedly juxtaposed comments about 9/11 and Iraq in such a way that millions of Americans came to believe that Iraq was the main force behind the 9/11 tragedy.
According to the hagiographic Dominican annals, Vaez turned to the main instigator, and, even as the arrows were flying at him, calmly said "Pila, I come to teach you the law of God, and you kill me?"
Myers speaks to reconciliation as transcending the harmful actions against you or the community to the point the instigator is no longer considered “other” in the culture.
The instigator is his brother-in-law, ostensibly an anarchist but in reality the paid agent of a foreign agency.
(Sushi) and along with us we took the one main instigator of birthday mayhem in the office.
“As a kid I was known as an instigator,” Lovejoy adds.
He has been the main instigator of two big attempts to mobilize public opinion in the fight against war and international anarchy.
"If you run the goaltender you're going to have to fight somebody and I don't care if they call the instigator there because the goalie never gets a chance to settle a score himself,"
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.