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troublemaker

Definitions of troublemaker
  1. noun
    someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    synonyms: bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troubler
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    agitator, fomenter
    one who agitates; a political troublemaker
    disturber
    a troubler who interrupts or interferes with peace and quiet; someone who causes disorder and commotion
    badgerer, heckler
    someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
    devil, heller, hellion
    a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
    hellhound
    a very evil man
    firebrand, inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker
    someone who deliberately foments trouble
    blusterer, loudmouth
    a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
    cut-up, hoaxer, practical joker, prankster, tricker, trickster
    someone who plays practical jokes on others
    rioter
    troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority
    ringleader
    a person who leads (especially in illicit activities)
    type of:
    persona non grata, unwelcome person
    a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
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