incendiary
[ in-sen-dee-er-ee ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late-Middle English; from the Latin incendiarius, from incendium "conflagration," from incendere "set fire to"
Synonyms
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    2.
  • inflammatory provocative treacherous subversive demagogic seditious
Antonyms
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    2.
  • loyal peacemaking
Definition
1. used or adapted for setting property on fire
2. tending to arouse strife, sedition, etc.; inflammatory
Examples
1. A) No one could explain how a simple science fair project could turn out so incendiary, but the students nonetheless admitted fault. B) The landscaper's methods proved to be more incendiary than their clients realized, which led to some awkward calls to their investors.
2. A) The speeches soon devolved into incendiary rhetoric, and she began to worry about what was about to happen. B) The novel burst with incendiary prose right from the opening line.
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