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instigator

noun

1 instigator

Someone who deliberately foments trouble:
— She was the instigator of their quarrel.

synonyms: firebrand, inciter, instigant, provoker.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Dutch: uitlokker
Polish: judziciel, podjudzacz, pod┼╝egacz



2 instigator

A person who initiates a course of action.

synonym: initiator.

Dutch: initiatiefnemer, initiator
Polish: duchowy ojciec, inicjator


Moby thesaurus: agent, agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, ancestors, apprentice, architect, artificer, artist, author, begetter, beginner, builder, catalyst, causer, conceiver, constructor, craftsman, creator, demagogue ... show more.

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