Definition of pyromaniac in English:

pyromaniac

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Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪak
 
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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, firebomber; Britishfire-raiser
informal firebug, pyro
North American informal torch

Derivatives

pyromaniacal

adjective
More 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?

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