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pyromaniac Syllabification: py·ro·ma·ni·ac
Pronunciation: /ˌpīrōˈmānēˌak/

Definition of pyromaniac in English:


A person suffering from pyromania: a ten-year-old pyromaniac
More example sentences
  • 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.
arsonist, incendiary
informal firebug, pyro, torch


Pronunciation: /-məˈnīəkəl/
Example sentences
  • The pyromaniacal Lord Watson is back on the streets.
  • Every week, a different country showcases its pyromaniacal pride.
  • Is there any reagent more pyromaniacal than dimethyl zinc?

Words that rhyme with pyromaniac

bibliomaniac, dipsomaniac, egomaniac, kleptomaniac, maniac, megalomaniac, monomaniac, nymphomaniac
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