[in-sahyt-muh nt]


the act of inciting.
the state of being incited.
motive; incentive.

Origin of incitement

1585–95; incite + -ment; compare Latin incitāmentum
Related formsnon·in·cite·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for incitement

instigation, provocation, stimulus, incitation, incentive

Examples from the Web for incitement

Contemporary Examples of incitement

Historical Examples of incitement

  • But this stuff looks to me a good deal like incitement to violence.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • Whereas the possession of Mrs. Schomberg was no incitement to a display of manly virtues.


    Joseph Conrad

  • I believe his desire to better the effect was the only incitement.

  • It was a fiery recital of their wrongs and an incitement to forcible redress.

    The Negro and the Nation

    George S. Merriam

  • Her Daddy went on drawing, and his hand shook with incitement.

    Just So Stories

    Rudyard Kipling

Word Origin and History for incitement

1590s, from incite + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper