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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts.

Usage examples (36)
  • Housh, an Internet activist and provocateur, is not an easy guy to characterize.
  • Q: You're often called a provocateur as a director; are you upset if people don't walk out of your films?
  • The so called provocateur that wrote the story and fabricated the story needs to be sued until he can't write ever again.
  • On the other hand, if your goal is act as an fool provocateur, which is what many, if not most of us, believe, then you won't. for more
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