Thesaurus

instigating

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of instigating

  1. serving or likely to arouse a strong reaction an artist who deliberately creates instigating works of art that are sure to arouse controversy Synonyms charged, edgy, exciting, inciting, provocative, instigative, piquing, provoking, stimulatingRelated Words explosive, fiery, incendiary, inflammatory, triggering; inducing, inspirational, inspiring, motivating, motivational, motivative; jeering, taunting, teasing; activating, energizing, galvanizing, quickening, vitalizing; angering, enraging, maddening, upsetting; aggravating, annoying, bothersome, exasperating, galling, irksome, irritating, pesky, vexatious, vexingNear Antonyms subduingAntonyms noninflammatory



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up instigating? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to state as an opinion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!