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Synonyms for goading

Noun

1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring, encouragement
usage: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

Verb

1. spur, goad, encourage
usage: give heart or courage to
2. goad, prod, incite, egg on
usage: urge with or as if with a goad
3. goad, prick, stab, jab
usage: stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
4. needle, goad, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
usage: goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
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