incendiary incendiary  /ɪn ˈsɛn di ɛ ri/


  1. (adj) capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily
  2. (n) a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
  3. (adj) arousing to action or rebellion
  4. (adj) involving deliberate burning of property
  5. (n) a criminal who illegally sets fire to property


  1. Carl's attack with incendiary bombs was so vicious that it set the whole of the East quarter of the city ablaze.
  2. 'Disputed territory' label on places which a country's citizens claim their own, brings incendiary nationalism to boil.
  3. This document contains such incendiary material as is capable of bringing down the Corporation.


  • Rupert Murdoch's aim: A divorce with little fodder for tabloids

    By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch appears to be seeking a quiet divorce, based on the lawyer he has chosen and the absence of incendiary allegations, people with knowledge of the case and experience of high-profile New York divorces said. Divorce papers filed by the media mogul on Thursday comprised a short document saying the marriage is irretrievably broken, according to a ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "These incendiary and personal attacks have no place in our politics," Obama said in a statement, "and will do nothing to help the good people of Tennessee. It's time to turn the page on a politics driven by negativity and division so that we...
    on Aug 7, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "The more vituperative and incendiary it becomes, the more ammunition it provides to the conservative base," said Leo, the executive vice presidential of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group.
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Leonard Leo Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's revolutionary party jams," explained Morello in a press release. "It's got huge steamroller riffs combined with depth, charge, funk, while Boots unloads clip after clip of incendiary rhymes rich with satire and venom."
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Tom Morello Source: Boston Music Spotlight

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