instigator instigator  /ˈɪn stə ˌɡeɪ tər/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Pyongyang is plainly the instigator, continuing its rash of missile and nuclear tests while apparently seeking hard currency by peddling weapons to all buyers.
  2. Pyongyang is plainly the instigator, continuing its rash of missile and nuclear tests while apparently seeking hard currency by peddling weapons to all buyers.
  3. Both the instigator and probable beneficiary of the turmoil: Yushchenko's nemesis, Viktor Yanukovych, whose 2004 defeat was hailed by the West as a victory for democracy.

News

  1. Sandra Bullock & Chelsea Handler Reminisce About That Time They Got Naked Together

    (Photo: E!) Chelsea Handler likes getting naked and showering with other celebrities. She roped Conan O'Brien into a steamy scene when she took over his old studio, and went "areola to areola" with Sandra Bullock last October. Bullock returned to Chelsea Lately Monday night where Handler accused her of being the instigator of nakedness. "That's right, I suggested we be naked together in a very ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  2. Zimmerman Murder Trial Set to Begin

    The case that renewed America's long, bitter and polarizing debate about race and guns begins today, as prosecutors and George Zimmerman's legal team try to convince a Florida jury that they represent the victim of a tragic and deadly chance encounter. But the instigator of that confrontation nearly 16 months ago still remains unclear.        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Prosecutors to Paint Zimmerman as 'Wannabe Cop'

    The case that renewed America's long, bitter and polarizing debate about race and guns begins today, as prosecutors and George Zimmerman's legal team try to convince a Florida jury that they represent the victim of a tragic and deadly chance encounter. But the instigator of that confrontation nearly 16 months ago still remains unclear.        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "There was nothing I did in the cartoon world or in the business world that she wasn't the instigator of," Bil told the Associated Press Sunday from his Arizona home. "She certainly deserves all the credit I get credit for."
    on May 27, 2008 By: Bil Keane Source: Editor & Publisher

  2. "She was never an instigator," Gourevitch says, "and she was always going out of her way to either avoid the most unpleasant inflicting of discomfort on the prisoners, or find ways to offer them comfort."
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Philip Gourevitch Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "That was a good hero," Shatner says. "He made decisions. He was forceful. He was compassionate. He was the instigator. He fought hard and long physically and emotionally. He carried the dilemma of whether to intrude or not to intrude. It was...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: William Shatner Source: FOXNews

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