from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the power or capacity to incite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective arousing to action or rebellion


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  • For Hook's methods of attack are, despite his talk about the imperatives of rational discourse, at least as irrational, tendentious, and incitive as those of (some of) the people he condemns.

    An Exchange on Sidney Hook

  • In effect, it was a gathering of exquisite beauties and charming men, lost in light-hearted play; in reality, it proved to be an incitive to envy and malice, and a means to ruin.

    The Tapestry Book

  • This gem from Keble's _Christian Year_ illustrates the life and character of its pious author, and, like all the hymns of that celebrated collection, is an incitive to spiritual thought for the thoughtless, as well as a language for those who stand in the Holy of

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

  • And the McCain/Palin rallies are racially incitive. "

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2008


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