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Arsonist   Listen
noun
arsonist  n.  
1.
A criminal who illegaly sets fire to property.
Synonyms: incendiary, firebug. Note: The definition of this crime is varied by statues in different countries and states. The English law of arson has been considerably modified in the United States; in some of the States it has been materially enlarged, while in others, various degrees of arson have been established, with corresponding punishment.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Arsonist" Quotes from Famous Books



... lost sheep, black sheep; castaway, recreant, defaulter; prodigal &c. 818. rough, rowdy, hooligan, tough, ugly customer, mean mother [coll.], ruffian, bully, meanie [jocular]; Jonathan Wild; hangman. incendiary, arsonist, fire bug [U.S.]. thief &c. 792; murderer, terrorist &c. 361. [person who violates the criminal law] culprit, delinquent, crook, hoodlum, hood, criminal, thug, malefactor, offender, perpetrator, perp [coll.]; disorderly ...
— Roget's Thesaurus



Words linked to "Arsonist" :   incendiary, felon, malefactor, outlaw, crook, firebug, barnburner, criminal



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