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  • as inagent provocateur
  • as inagitator
  • as ininciter
  • as ininstigator

synonyms for provocateur

  • agitator
  • firebrand
  • goad
  • incendiary
  • instigator
  • intelligence agent
  • noncooperator
  • operative
  • provocative agent
  • provoker
  • rabble-rouser
  • radical
  • ringleader
  • spark
  • spy
  • troublemaker
  • anarchist
  • demagogue
  • firebrand
  • malcontent
  • propagandist
  • protestor
  • radical
  • troublemaker
  • zealot
  • dissident
  • dogmatist
  • fighter
  • fomenter
  • incendiary
  • inciter
  • instigator
  • mover
  • partisan
  • rabble-rouser
  • rebel
  • revisionist
  • revolutionary
  • ringleader
  • disrupter
  • sparkplug
  • wave maker
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How to use provocateur in a sentence

This is a newsletter about the things I can’t stop thinking about, and this week it’s the brilliant Craig Jenkins column in Vulture that debates Chappelle’s role as a cultural provocateur—especially in context of this new special.
DAVE CHAPPELLE’S POINTLESS TRANSPHOBIA AND HOMOPHOBIAKEVIN FALLONOCTOBER 8, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
It’s a clear distinction between Substack, which is often associated with bomb-throwers like Glenn Greenwald, and Facebook itself, where conservative provocateurs like Ben Shapiro, Dan Bongino, and Sean Hannity thrive.
WHY YOU CAN’T WRITE FOR BULLETIN, FACEBOOK’S NEW SUBSTACK CLONEPETER KAFKAJUNE 4, 2021VOX
Before she was in Congress, Greene was an online conservative provocateur and shared or liked posts that included threats of violence against Democratic politicians.
GREENE’S ‘VERBAL ASSAULT’ ON OCASIO-CORTEZ UNDERSCORES GROWING TENSIONS OVER SAFETY AND SECURITY ON CAPITOL HILLMARIANNA SOTOMAYOR, COLBY ITKOWITZ, JACQUELINE ALEMANYMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio provocateur and cultural phenomenon, dies at 70Limbaugh’s tenure would last less than a month.
NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO, RUSH LIMBAUGH LOST HIS ESPN JOB BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T STICK TO SPORTSMATT BONESTEELFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Conservative provocateurs have mastered the art of getting attention and amplifying opinions on the very social networks they so roundly criticize.
CONSERVATIVES GRUMBLING ABOUT CENSORSHIP SAY THEY’RE FLOCKING TO PARLER. THEY TOLD US SO ON TWITTER.DREW HARWELL, RACHEL LERMANNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Whites put up a provocateur as before a pogrom in Russia.
THE SOUL OF JOHN BROWNSTEPHEN GRAHAM
I was looking about to find the German agent provocateur, but I failed to find him.
SPIES OF THE KAISERWILLIAM LE QUEUX
That is why one was never sure that the stranger who denounced Rasputin and his friends was not an agent-provocateur.
THE MINISTER OF EVILWILLIAM LE QUEUX
More than once the charge of being a provocateur was leveled at Lenine and at Trotzky, but without justification, apparently.
BOLSHEVISMJOHN SPARGO
My answer was that a study of many labor cases had taught me the methods of the agent provocateur.
THE PROFITS OF RELIGION, FIFTH EDITIONUPTON SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO PROVOCATEUR

  • agitator
  • firebrand
  • goad
  • incendiary
  • instigator
  • intelligence agent
  • noncooperator
  • operative
  • provocateur
  • provocative agent
  • provoker
  • rabble-rouser
  • radical
  • ringleader
  • spark
  • spy
  • troublemaker
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.