Definition of pyromaniac in English:

pyromaniac

noun

  • A person suffering from pyromania.

    ‘a ten-year-old pyromaniac’
    • ‘The pyromaniacs were at play, led by the Stratton brothers, stoking the fire with gasoline and kindling.’
    • ‘The national press has been pushing stories about arsonist and pyromaniacs and the need to instil harsher penalties.’
    • ‘Long into the night this chicken burned, spitting sparks and smoke, a beacon for pyromaniacs and madmen everywhere.’
    • ‘But he never took the blame, fingering those fictitious pyromaniacs.’
    • ‘Following this, pyromaniacs and criminals in Detroit saw it fit to start multiple fires yearly on October 30.’
    arsonist, incendiary, firebomber
    fire-raiser
    firebug, pyro
    torch
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Pronunciation:

pyromaniac

/ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪak/