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provocateur

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of provocateur

  1. a person who stirs up public feelings especially of discontent <a calculating, right-wing provocateur, she has made a career out of controversy for its own sake> Synonyms demagogue (also demagog), exciter, firebrand, fomenter, incendiary, inciter, instigator, kindler, agitator, rabble-rouserRelated Words demonstrator, marcher, objector, picketer, protester (or protestor); advocate, apostle, backer, booster, champion, exponent, persuader, promoter, proponent, reformer, reformist, supporter; alarmist, extremist, insurgent, insurrectionist, radical, rebel, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, troublemaker; goader, prodder, prompter, provoker; agent provocateurNear Antonyms peacemaker, reconciler, uniter




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