Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone who deliberately foments trouble
  2. (noun, person) a person who initiates a course of action

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Synonyms of Instigator

firebrand, inciter, initiator, instigant, provoker

Alternate forms of Instigator

Derivations: instigate

Hyponyms: aggressor, ringleader

Hypernyms: bad hat, leader, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler

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