Synonyms and Antonyms of instigation
something that arouses a strong response from another
- Without instigation the man suddenly threw a punch.
encouragement, goad, incentive, inducement, jog, prod, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus
induction, inspiration, motivation
aggravation, annoyance, bother, frustration, hassle, headache, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest
something that arouses action or activity
- The promise of windfall profits was all the instigation they needed to invest in the scheme.
boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, incitement, momentum, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulant, stimulus, yeast
antecedent, cause, consideration, grounds, motive, occasion, reason
catalyst, catalyzer, fuel, spark