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incendiary

noun

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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

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2 a person who stirs up public feelings especially of discontent
  • blamed the protests on outside incendiaries who were intent on overthrowing the government

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incendiary

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of incendiary (Entry 2 of 2)

tending to excite political disorder or insurrection
  • recklessly made incendiary remarks during a period of heightened racial tensions

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“Incendiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/incendiary. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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