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incendiary

noun

1 incendiary

A criminal who illegally sets fire to property.

synonyms: arsonist, firebug.

Roget 949: bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity; evildoer etc. 913; sinner; the wicked etc. 945; bad example.    villain, rascal, ... show more

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

Roget 384: increase of temperature; heating etc. v.; calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction; melting, fusion; liquefaction etc. 335; burning etc. ... show more

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: brandstichter
Polish: podpalacz



2 incendiary

A bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel).

synonyms: firebomb, incendiary bomb.

Polish: bomba zapalajÄ…ca

adjective

1 incendiary

Involving deliberate burning of property.

Roget 162: destroyed etc. v.; perishing etc. v.; trembling to its fall, nodding to its fall, tottering to its fall; in course of destruction etc. n.; extinct.    all-destroying, ... show more

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... show more

2 incendiary

Arousing to action or rebellion.

synonyms: incitive, inflammatory, instigative, rabble-rousing, seditious.

3 incendiary

Capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily.


Moby thesaurus: Mafioso, Young Turk, agent provocateur, agitational, agitative, agitator, agitprop, arsonist, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brute, catalyst, demagogue, demon, devil, dragon, enkindling ... show more.

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