firebrand(redirected from Firebrands)
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1. A person who stirs up trouble or kindles a revolt.
2. A piece of burning wood.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. a piece of burning or glowing wood or other material
2. a person who causes unrest or is very energetic
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a piece of burning wood or other material.
2. a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest.
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|Noun||1.||firebrand - a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning|
firewood - wood used for fuel; "they collected and cut their own firewood"
|2.||firebrand - someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel"|
ringleader - a person who leads (especially in illicit activities)
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noun rabble-rouser, activist, incendiary, fomenter, instigator, agitator, demagogue, tub-thumper, soapbox orator his reputation as a young firebrand
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
firebrand[ˈfaɪəˌbrænd] n (person) → agitatore/trice, sobillatore/trice
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