pyromaniac

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyromaniac a person with a mania for setting things on fire
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pyromaniac Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or affected with pyromania.
    • n pyromaniac A person possessed of a mania or irresistible impulse to burn things.
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Quotations

  • A. Whitney Brown
    A. Whitney Brown
    “I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.”

Usage

In literature:

They could not feel worse if they learned that the child was a thief or a pyromaniac.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
His anecdotes and comments as to pyromaniacs of different kinds were as entertaining and curious as anything recorded by Gaboriau.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
All women, at heart, love to be accused of being psychic pyromaniacs.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
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In news:

Make no mistake about it — there have been many parties that have gone from bad to worse simply because they involve a wild, liquored-up orgy full of sadistic pyromaniacs with only half a brain between them.
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