a cause of animosity between people

Pidginboy

Senior Member
India-Local dialect
Some people create differences between two people by misquoting or putting words into somebody's mouth or carrying tales ? What do you call such an act? What do you call such a person? enmity creator?
 
  • Pidginboy

    Senior Member
    India-Local dialect
    Insinuation is about (1) suggesting something negative indirectly or (2) warming oneself into the favor stealthily. I wonder if what Boozer suggested is there to give meaning of what I wanted.
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Some people create differences between two people by misquoting or putting words into somebody's mouth or carrying tales ? What do you call such an act? What do you call such a person? enmity creator?
    Perhaps "insinuation" and "insinuator"?
    I believe boozer is thinking of "instigator," which might work.

    As election time approaches in the U.S. with the normal flood of idiotic advertising, my personal response would be "a politician," but I digress.
     
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