Definition of arsonist in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːs(ə)nɪst


  • A person who commits arson: police believe arsonists were responsible for both fires
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    • I did not find even one case that dealt with the sentencing of a female serial arsonist.
    • A convicted arsonist with a history of mental illness has been set free despite threatening to set fire to a block of flats.
    • The press has been quick to condemn arsonists for the fires raging in New South Wales in Australia.
    incendiary, pyromaniac, firebomber; British fire-raiser
    informal firebug, pyro
    North American informal torch

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