incendiarism

noun
in·​cen·​di·​a·​rism | \ in-ˈsen-dē-ə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce incendiarism (audio) \

Definition of incendiarism

: incendiary action or behavior

Examples of incendiarism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the reasons for the state to exit the United States were the following: [The United States] advocates negro equality, socially and politically, and promotes insurrection and incendiarism in our midst. Jane Coaston, Vox, 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of incendiarism

circa 1710, in the meaning defined above

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“Incendiarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incendiarism. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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