Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to incendiarism; purposely kindled; inflammatory; seditious.

Part of speech: noun

One who malicioulsy. sets a building on fire.

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Usage examples "incendiary":

  1. Warner swore the fire was incendiary, and in view of the attempt to enter the house, there seemed to be no doubt of it. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. There is a fire- a bad one- incendiary- top floor. - "Guy Garrick", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. Eimbech was burned to the ground with three hundred and fifty men, and a portion of Nordhausen; villages and barns were everywhere set on fire; bold incendiary letters stirred up the people, and at last also the princes. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.