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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something;
- Example: "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
[syn: goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Goad \Goad\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.] To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate. [1913 Webster] That temptation that doth goad us on. --Shak. Syn: To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite; instigate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

goading n 1: a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]