in·​cen·​di·​a·​rism in-ˈsen-dē-ə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce incendiarism (audio)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incendiarism was circa 1710

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“Incendiarism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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