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synonyms for troublemaker

  • agitator
  • firebrand
  • gremlin
  • heel
  • hellion
  • incendiary
  • inciter
  • instigator
  • meddler
  • mischief-maker
  • nuisance
  • phony
  • punk
  • rabble-rouser
  • rascal
  • recreant
  • snake
  • weasel
  • agent provocateur
  • bad actor
  • inflamer
  • loose cannon
  • smart aleck
  • stormy petrel
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antonyms for troublemaker

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How to use troublemaker in a sentence

Months later, he purged the state party of troublemakers ahead of what would be his final re-election bid in 2016.
NO, TRUMPISM ISN’T OVER. LOOK AT WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN ARIZONAPHILIP ELLIOTTJANUARY 25, 2021TIME
The union reminded flight attendants that the best solution is to keep potential troublemakers off planes.
FAA WARNS OF JAIL TIME, FINES AS AIRPORTS AND AIRLINES PREP FOR UNRULY PASSENGERS AHEAD OF THE INAUGURATIONIAN DUNCAN, LORI ARATANIJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If other leaders are tone-policing you, and you’re too loud, you’re like a troublemaker—we all know that’s what happens to people like me—then if someone defends you, they’re obviously going to also be a problem for the other leaders.
“I STARTED CRYING”: INSIDE TIMNIT GEBRU’S LAST DAYS AT GOOGLE—AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXTKAREN HAODECEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Last year, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong used the occasion to don Halloween-themed masks at a time the city’s government had banned face coverings to make it easier to identify troublemakers.
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I am happy to report that our listenership includes plenty of troublemakers as well as smoothers-over.
HOW TO MAKE MEETINGS LESS TERRIBLE (EP. 389)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 19, 2019FREAKONOMICS
We don't know whether you're working for him or not, but you're a troublemaker.
A WORLD IS BORNLEIGH DOUGLASS BRACKETT
Brownie was a troublemaker, Brownie talked too much, Brownie philosophized in a world that ridiculed philosophy.
DERELICTALAN EDWARD NOURSE
Yet the bloody shirt lingered long as a troublemaker, and was invoked by both parties.
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Well, I can hardly be called a troublemaker, and you had a pretty peaceful time with me.
CREDITORS; PARIAHAUGUST STRINDBERG
In such cases, Investigations had stepped in and the Martian or Earthling troublemaker had been sent to the rare-earth mines.
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WORDS RELATED TO TROUBLEMAKER

  • agitator
  • firebrand
  • goad
  • incendiary
  • instigator
  • intelligence agent
  • noncooperator
  • operative
  • provocateur
  • provocative agent
  • provoker
  • rabble-rouser
  • radical
  • ringleader
  • spark
  • spy
  • troublemaker
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