Synonyms for instigator

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-sti-geyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪn stɪˌgeɪt

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Définition of instigator

Origin :
  • 1590s, from Latin instigator, agent noun from instigare (see instigation). Fem. formation instigatrix is recorded from 1610s.
  • noun troublemaker
Example sentences :
  • All at once it occurred to him that some reward was due the instigator of his success.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • John C. Calhoun was, or was charged with being, the instigator of this movement.
  • Extract from : « The Nation in a Nutshell » by George Makepeace Towle
  • Or, she can see the objects, admire them, but seek beyond them for their Instigator and Creator.
  • Extract from : « The Prodigal Returns » by Lilian Staveley
  • They believed the Iron Duke to be the instigator and encourager of a shabby trick.
  • Extract from : « The Shellback's Progress » by Walter Runciman
  • Why should these young men, who were led into this scheme by me, suffer as much as the instigator?
  • Extract from : « My Bondage and My Freedom » by Frederick Douglass
  • Can there be an instinct without an instigation or an instigator?
  • Extract from : « Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I » by Friedrich Max Mller
  • And she had been the instigator of it, and Doctor Hilary had called it a miracle.
  • Extract from : « Antony Gray,--Gardener » by Leslie Moore
  • Had Madame, therefore, been the instigator of the revenge, she would have been right.
  • Extract from : « Ten Years Later » by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • That she set a bad example to the younger girls and was the instigator of quarrels!
  • Extract from : « Sisters Three » by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • I felt sure that a plot had been formed against me, and that he was its framer and instigator.
  • Extract from : « Will Weatherhelm » by W.H.G. Kingston
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