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1. goad

noun. ['ˈgoʊd'] a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion.

Synonyms

  • ankus
  • gad
  • spur
  • prod

Antonyms

  • pull
  • disapproval
  • despair
  • refrain

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Words that Rhyme with Goad

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  • encode
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Example sentences of the word goad


1. Verb, base form
When there is an argument, they believe they must have said something to goad their partner.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
High-pitched sounds also goad dogs to howl.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Your competitors are a goad to you, just as you are to them.

2. goad

verb. ['ˈgoʊd'] give heart or courage to.

Synonyms

  • spur

Antonyms

  • get down
  • monish

3. goad

verb. ['ˈgoʊd'] urge with or as if with a goad.

Synonyms

  • spur
  • prod
  • incite

Antonyms

  • deject
  • demoralize
  • intimidate
  • restrain

4. goad

verb. ['ˈgoʊd'] goad or provoke,as by constant criticism.

Synonyms

  • chevvy
  • chivvy
  • chevy
  • beset
  • needle
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • chivy
  • provoke
  • harry

Antonyms

  • deterrence
  • dismay
  • cast down
  • dispirit

5. goad

noun. ['ˈgoʊd'] a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something.

Synonyms

  • goading
  • prod
  • spur
  • spurring
  • prodding
  • encouragement

Antonyms

  • dishearten
  • disheartenment
  • intimidation
  • dissuasion

6. goad

verb. ['ˈgoʊd'] stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick.

Synonyms

  • prick
  • jab

Antonyms

  • put off
  • depress
  • throw cold water on
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