Synonyms for instigator
- agent provocateur
- wise guy
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSTIGATOR
All at once it occurred to him that some reward was due the instigator of his success.
John C. Calhoun was, or was charged with being, the instigator of this movement.
Or, she can see the objects, admire them, but seek beyond them for their Instigator and Creator.
They believed the Iron Duke to be the instigator and encourager of a shabby trick.
Why should these young men, who were led into this scheme by me, suffer as much as the instigator?
Can there be an instinct without an instigation or an instigator?
And she had been the instigator of it, and Doctor Hilary had called it a miracle.
Had Madame, therefore, been the instigator of the revenge, she would have been right.
That she set a bad example to the younger girls and was the instigator of quarrels!
I felt sure that a plot had been formed against me, and that he was its framer and instigator.
1590s, from Latin instigator, agent noun from instigare (see instigation). Fem. formation instigatrix is recorded from 1610s.
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