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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.

pyromania

(ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the uncontrollable impulse and practice of setting things on fire
ˌpyroˈmaniˌac n
pyromaniacal adj

py•ro•ma•ni•a

(ˌpaɪ rəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n.
a compulsion to set things on fire.
[1835–45]
py`ro•ma′ni•ac, n.

pyromania

a persistent compulsion to start fires.
See also: Fire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyromania - an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations

pyromania

[ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Npiromanía f

pyromania

nPyromanie f

pyromania

[ˌpaɪərəʊˈmeɪnɪə] npiromania

py·ro·ma·ni·a

n. piromanía, obsesión con el fuego; manía incendiaria.

pyromania

n piromanía
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We must stop the #G7 pyromaniacs!!" G7 EZ, one of the organisers tweeted.
Soon we might see African governments inviting foreign pyromaniacs to come in and set their villages on fire if it brings some quick money.
He claimed most of the fires were deliberately set by pyromaniacs who enjoyed watching forests burn down.
However, from a physician's point of view it demonstrated an impulsive urge or destructive instinct of the planners and performers similar to the wild exhilaration of pyromaniacs while watching uncontrolled bright giant flames engulf and decimate buildings one after another with increasing crescendo.
And at times it looks as though their patrons are pyromaniacs. Trump's tweets and tantrums, or his incitement against Shia Iran, allied to President Putin being either unwilling or unable to restrain Tehran, all add fuel to the fire, Gardner wrote.
This gets her sent to another school, where she falls in with a loosely organized bunch of teenage pyromaniacs. The idea of burning things up and burning things down, to inflict hurt on a world that has inflicted hurt on her, captures Lucia's imagination.
Pat Mayer, Pushcart Prize nominee, employs pyromaniacs, schizophrenics, and other eccentrics to explore the South's cultural character in the Tratt First Fiction Award winner Two Legs, Bad: Dog Town Tales, her stellar collection of short stories set in the Delta.
On this point I have felt relieved, given how fashionable it has lately become to sneer at Voltaire as a fanatic of the "Enlightenment fundamentalist" cause, meaning a precursor to the church-burners of later times and an incitement to every free-thinker of our own era who might wish to burn down a mosque (though, in truth, when mosques are burned or blown up in our own moment, which happens all the time, the pyromaniacs generally prove to be Quran-quoting fanatics, together with an occasional European nativist, and nary an Enlightenment philosopher among them).
It seems folk have turned It seems folk have turned into pyromaniacs, lighting into pyromaniacs, lighting fires willy-nilly in their back fires willy-nilly in their back gardens to give their sunset gardens to give their sunset soirees that cosy "campfire" soirees that cosy "campfire" feel, although in my mind "feel, although in my mind "" they give it more of a " they give it more of a "Casualty episode" feel.