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instigation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of instigation

  1. 1 something that arouses a strong response from another without instigation of any kind, the man suddenly threw a punch Synonyms of instigation excitement, incitation, incitement, provocationWords Related to instigation encouragement, galvanization, goad, incentive, inducement, jog, prod, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus; enticement, lure; induction, inspiration, motivation; aggravation, annoyance, bother, exasperation, frustration, hassle, headache, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pestNear Antonyms of instigation subduing

  2. 2 something that arouses action or activity the promise of windfall profits was all the instigation they needed to invest in the scheme Synonyms of instigation boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, incentive, incitation, incitement, impulse, momentum, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulant, stimulus, yeastWords Related to instigation inducement, invitation; antecedent, cause, consideration, grounds, motive, occasion, reason; catalyst, catalyzer, fuel, sparkAntonyms of instigation counterincentive, disincentive



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