pyromaniac


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py·ro·ma·ni·a

 (pī′rō-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
The irresistible urge to start fires.

py′ro·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) adj. & n.
py′ro·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyromaniac - a person with a mania for setting things on fire
lunatic, madman, maniac - an insane person
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Translations

pyromaniac

[ˌpaɪərəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] Npirómano/a m/f
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

pyromaniac

[ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪniæk] npyromane mfPyrrhic victory pyrrhic victory [ˌpɪrɪkˈvɪktəri] nvictoire f à la Pyrrhus
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pyromaniac

nPyromane m, → Pyromanin f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pyromaniac

[ˌpaɪərəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] npiromane m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Caerdydd is on S4C on Wednesday at 9pm 'I'm a first-class pyromaniac': Mali's favourite room is her bedroom.
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Judge Boulton went on to say a psychiatrist ruled although binge-drinker Foy could not be diagnosed as a pyromaniac he had been assessed as having a "dis-social personality", as well as manipulative traits and a gross attitude to responsibility.
However, a pretty policewoman new to the job and a pyromaniac give the would-be crooks a bit of trouble.
One of the perennial advantages of being married to a wax-loving pyromaniac is that within 30 seconds of a power cut the entire house can be lit up like a Catholic cathedral - and, given her hoard of candles and tea lights, for weeks at a time if necessary.
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However, the plan gets derailed when a female detective creates a rivalry between the pair, and further problems arise with a pyromaniac serial killer on the loose.
Michael Rooker plays a beleaguered cop who has been hunting pyromaniac serial killer Jean-Claude Van Damme for three years, but is finally pulled off the case just before the murderer strikes again.Recruited by a government agency, the detective is given another shot when he is partnered with a clone of the villain.Catherine Dent co-stars.