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firebrand

noun

1 firebrand

A piece of wood that has been burned or is burning.

synonym: brand.

Roget 913: evil doer, evil worker; wrongdoer etc. 949; mischief-maker, marplot; oppressor, tyrant; destroyer, Vandal; iconoclast.    firebrand, incendiary, ... show more

Roget 667: rocks, reefs, coral reef, sunken rocks, snags; sands, quicksands; syrt, syrtis; Goodwin sands, sandy foundation; slippery ground; breakers, shoals, ... show more

Polish: głownia, żagiew



2 firebrand

Someone who deliberately foments trouble.

synonyms: inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Dutch: uitlokker
Polish: judziciel, podjudzacz, podżegacz


Moby thesaurus: Mafioso, Young Turk, agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brand, brute, burning ember, butane lighter, catalyst, cigarette lighter, cinder, coal, demagogue, demon ... show more.

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