Definition of pyromaniac in English:

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pyromaniac

Pronunciation: /ˌpīrōˈmānēˌak/

noun

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.
Synonyms
arsonist, incendiary
informal firebug, pyro, torch

Derivatives

pyromaniacal

Pronunciation: /-məˈnīəkəl/
adjective
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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: py·ro·ma·ni·ac

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