What does instigation mean?

Definitions for instigationˌɪn stɪˈgeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word instigation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abetment, abettal, instigation(noun)

    the verbal act of urging on

  2. fomentation, instigation(noun)

    deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)


  1. instigation(Noun)

    The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; especially to evil or wickedness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instigation(noun)

    the act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness

  2. Origin: [L. instigatio: cf. F. instigation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instigation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instigation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    The Philippines' stubbornness is clearly the result of behind-the-scene instigation and political manipulation.

  2. De Luca:

    You accuse me of incitement, let me meet, look in the face of someone I have incited, that way I know what he has done at my instigation. The crime is incitement in the abstract, it corresponds to nothing.

  3. Guy Fieri:

    I don’t like him making fun of people, and I don’t like him talking sh**, and he’s never talked shi** to my face. I know he’s definitely gotta have issues, ’cos the average person doesn’t behave that way. 'It’s not that I’m not open to the reality that the food world was like this from a few people’s perspective. It’s just, What are you doing? What is your instigation? You have nothing else to f***ing worry about than if I have bleached hair or not? I mean, f**k.

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