Synonyms for goad


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : gohd
Phonetic Transcription : goʊd

Top 10 synonyms for goad Other synonyms for the word goad

Définition of goad

Origin :
  • Old English gad "point, spearhead, arrowhead," from Proto-Germanic *gaido (cf. Lombardic gaida "spear"), from PIE *ghei- (cf. Sanskrit hetih "missile, projectile," himsati "he injures;" Avestan zaena- "weapon;" Greek khaios "shepherd's staff;" Old English gar "spear;" Old Irish gae "spear"). Figurative use is since 16c., probably from the Bible.
  • noun stimulus
  • verb egg on, incite
Example sentences :
  • The contempt he did not trouble to dissemble served but to goad them on.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Nothing could have been better calculated to goad him to extremity.
  • Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • It was like a goad to the painted, shiny-eyed harridan on the sofa.
  • Extract from : « Under Western Eyes » by Joseph Conrad
  • But the spur, though it pricked, did not goad him into any action.
  • Extract from : « The Doctor's Family » by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • Time rules in those glades, Time with his whip and goad, and there is no peace.
  • Extract from : « The Soul of a People » by H. Fielding
  • Do you think you can goad a man to desperation and leave him as cool as when you began?
  • Extract from : « Molly Bawn » by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • The boss thrust the goad into the hand of the bashful fellow.
  • Extract from : « Joan of Arc of the North Woods » by Holman Day
  • Ayrton, goad in hand, stood waiting the orders of this new master.
  • Extract from : « In Search of the Castaways » by Jules Verne
  • But he felt, you know—the urge, the goad, of his own career.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1917 » by Various
  • If there was any one thing which could goad him to further action it was this picture.
  • Extract from : « The Man from the Bitter Roots » by Caroline Lockhart

Antonyms for goad

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