goaded goaded  /ˈɡoʊ dɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) compelled forcibly by an outside agency

Usage(s):

  1. There is equally no doubt that this shy, reclusive family man, who could be goaded to act decisively only in extremis, lacked the courage to enforce his wishes.
  2. Even his friends taunted him--and may well have goaded him into his shooting rampage.
  3. The job absolutely requires the self-control not to be goaded into anything.

News

  • Budget chief prodded on tax reform

    Rep. Jim Wayne goaded Beshear administration officials Thursday to show a renewed interest in comprehensive tax reform.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

Quotes

  1. "The Liberal Party of Canada isn't going to be goaded into the boxing ring with Stephen Harper," McGuinty said last week.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: David McGuinty Source: Toronto Star

  2. "You have sought to downplay your achievements: But let me trumpet my Envoy's contributions: you have led, inspired, goaded, cajoled, and - when necessary - pushed all of us to do what we had to, and so much more," Mr. Annan added.
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Kofi Annan Source: UN News Centre

  3. "I was goaded into it by the rest of the lads," a bashful Crouch said of his impromptu display before William, second in line to the throne and honorary president of the English Football Association.
    on Jun 5, 2006 By: Peter Crouch Source: Independent Online

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