incendiarism

[ in-sen-dee-uh-riz-uh m ]
/ ɪnˈsɛn di əˌrɪz əm /

noun

the act or practice of an arsonist; malicious burning.
inflammatory behavior; agitation.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. incas,
  2. incase,
  3. incaution,
  4. incautious,
  5. ince,
  6. incendiary,
  7. incense,
  8. incense cedar,
  9. incense tree,
  10. incense-tree

Origin of incendiarism

First recorded in 1665–75; incendiar(y) + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for incendiarism

incendiarism

/ (ɪnˈsɛndɪəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

the act or practice of illegal burning; arson
(esp formerly) the creation of civil strife or violence for political reasons
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Word Origin and History for incendiarism

incendiarism

n.

1670s, figurative; 1837, literal; see incendiary + -ism.

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