Definitions For Goad

noun

  • A pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
  • A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  • A pointed rod used to make an animal move forward
  • Someone or something that urges or forces someone to do something

verb

  • Annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism
  • Stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
  • Urge with or as if with a goad
  • Give heart or courage to
  • To urge or force (someone) to do something

Is Goad a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
6
Words with Friends
7

The word Goad is worth 6 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Goad in a Sentence

  • The threat of legal action is a powerful goad to companies that have ignored the regulations.
  • The threat of skin cancer—not to mention the prospect of wrinkles—should be sufficient goad for using sunscreen
  • The threat of legal action should goad them into complying.
  • Tried to goad me into auditioning for the play

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Antonyms for Goad

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