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incendiary

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of incendiary

  1. 1 a person who deliberately and unlawfully sets fire to a building or other property <firefighters caught the incendiary, who was watching the effects of his handiwork> Synonyms firebug, arsonist, torchRelated Words pyromaniac; flamer, igniter (also ignitor), immolator, inflamer, kindler

  2. 2 a person who stirs up public feelings especially of discontent <blamed the protests on outside incendiaries who were intent on overthrowing the government> Synonyms demagogue (also demagog), exciter, firebrand, fomenter, agitator, inciter, instigator, kindler, provocateur, rabble-rouserRelated Words demonstrator, marcher, objector, picketer, protester (or protestor); advocate, apostle, backer, booster, champion, exponent, persuader, promoter, proponent, reformer, reformist, supporter; alarmist, extremist, insurgent, insurrectionist, radical, rebel, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, troublemaker; goader, prodder, prompter, provoker; agent provocateurNear Antonyms peacemaker, reconciler, uniter




incendiary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of incendiary

  1. tending to excite political disorder or insurrection <recklessly made incendiary remarks during a period of heightened racial tensions> Synonyms inflammatory, seditiousRelated Words agitational, instigative, provocative; mutinous, rebellious, revolutionaryNear Antonyms conciliatory, pacific; diplomatic; calming, soothing





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