arsonist arsonist  /ˈɑr sə nəst/


  • (n) a criminal who illegally sets fire to property



  1. Convicted arsonist Ottis Elwood Toole twice confessed to abducting Adam Walsh, 6, whose 1981 disappearance inspired his father John's advocacy for missing children.
  2. After a suspected arsonist destroys one of Seoul's most important landmarks, questions are being raised over why South Korea isn't doing more to protect its architectural heritage.
  3. Eggleston refused to confirm the gang connection on Monday, but he did say the fires are clearly the work of more than one arsonist.


  1. UW art exhibit hit by arsonist

    An arsonist targeted a University of Washington art exhibit Wednesday night, and police are asking the public for tips. The fire happened about 9:30 p.m. on the second floor of the UW Art Building at 1915 N.E. Chelan Lane. The fire was contained to room 247 and quickly extinguished. A Seattle Fire Department arson investigator was called to the scene and determined the fire was arson. No ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  2. Arsonist Or Not? 14 Wildfires In A Week

    14 wildfires in the past week in the Yosemite Lakes area of Madera County has some residents believing it is the work of an arsonist.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KMPH - KFRE Central San Joaquin Valley

  3. Arsonist targets high school rowing team boats in NJ

    Police in south Jersey say an arsonist torched three boats belonging to a high school rowing team.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPVI 6abc Philadelphia


  1. "If an arsonist did this, everyone should be angry about it," Baca told The Times. "This is one of the most unacceptable crimes."
    on Sep 3, 2009 By: Lee Baca Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I just think what we've seen here again is an example where the arsonist is assuring us that he can put out the fire," said Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory.
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: John Tory Source:

  3. Franken said in a statement Coleman's move was "a cynical ploy designed to change the subject and avoid scrutiny of his own record. It's like an arsonist burning down every house in the village and then asking to be named fire chief."
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Al Franken Source: AHN

Word of the Day
amiable amiable
/ˈeɪ mi ə bəl /