arsonist


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ar·son

 (är′sən)
n.
1. The crime of intentionally and illegally setting fire to a building or other structure.
2. An instance of this crime: a rash of arsons.

[Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin ārsiō, ārsiōn-, from Latin ārsus, past participle of ārdēre, to burn; see as- in Indo-European roots.]

ar′son·ist n.

arsonist

a person who destroys property by fire, for revenge, insurance, etc.
See also: Fire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arsonist - a criminal who illegally sets fire to propertyarsonist - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
barnburner - someone who burns down a barn
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

arsonist

noun pyromaniac, incendiary, firestarter A convicted arsonist set fire to a top security hospital last night.
Translations
žhář
放火犯放火魔

arsonist

[ˈɑːsənɪst] Nincendiario/a m/f, pirómano/a m/f

arsonist

[ˈɑːrsənɪst] nincendiaire mf

arsonist

nBrandstifter(in) m(f)

arsonist

[ˈɑːsənɪst] nincendiario/a
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