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Noun: goading  gow-ding
  1. Anything that inspires, motivates or drives you to do something
    "the ceaseless goading got on his nerves";
    - goad, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring
Verb: goad  gowd
  1. Give heart or courage to
    - spur
     
  2. Urge with or as if with a goad
     
  3. Stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
    - prick
     
  4. Goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
    "He goaded her with his sarcastic remarks";
    - needle

Derived forms: goadings

Type of: beset, chevvy [non-standard], chevy, chivvy, chivy, egg, egg on, encourage, encouragement, harass, harry, hassle, incite, jab, molest, plague, prod, provoke, stab

Encyclopedia: Goading

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