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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrandnoun

    someone who deliberately foments trouble

    "she was the instigator of their quarrel"


  1. provokernoun

    A person who provokes; a troublemaker

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Provokernoun

    Etymology: from provoke.

    As in all civil insurrections, the ringleader is looked on with a peculiar severity, so, in this case, the first provoker has double portion of the guilt. Government of the Tongue.

    Drink, Sir, is a great provoker of nosepainting, sleep, and urine. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.


  1. provoker

    A provoker is a person or a thing that initiates or stimulates a reaction, behavior, event or situation, often in a disturbing or negative manner. This could involve provoking anger, frustration, controversy, conflict, or similar circumstances. It is essentially someone who deliberately incites, instigates or encourages adverse reactions or emotions in others.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provoker in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provoker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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