Synonyms for goad

Synonyms for (noun) goad

Synonyms: goad, prod

Definition: a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: urging, spur, spurring, prod, prodding, goad, goading

Definition: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

Usage: the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves

Similar words: encouragement

Definition: the expression of approval and support

Synonyms for (verb) goad

Synonyms: goad, needle

Definition: goad or provoke,as by constant criticism

Usage: He needled her with his sarcastic remarks

Similar words: plague, provoke, molest, harass, harry, hassle, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, beset

Definition: annoy continually or chronically

Usage: He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked; This man harasses his female co-workers


Synonyms: goad, prick

Definition: stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

Similar words: jab, stab

Definition: stab or pierce

Usage: he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife


Synonyms: goad

Definition: urge with or as if with a goad

Similar words: prod, incite, egg on

Definition: urge on; cause to act

Usage: The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window


Synonyms: goad, spur

Definition: give heart or courage to

Similar words: encourage

Definition: inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to