from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing or capable of causing fire.
- adj. Of or containing chemicals that produce intensely hot fire when exploded: an incendiary bomb.
- adj. Of or involving arson.
- adj. Tending to inflame; inflammatory: an incendiary speech.
- n. An arsonist.
- n. An incendiary device.
- n. One who creates or stirs up factionalism or sedition; an agitator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capable of, or used for, or actually causing fire.
- adj. Intentionally stirring up strife, riot, rebellion.
- adj. Inflammatory, emotionally charged.
- n. Something capable of causing fire, particularly a weapon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to incendiarism, or the malicious burning of valuable property
- adj. Tending to excite or inflame factions, sedition, or quarrel; inflammatory; seditious.
- n. Any person who maliciously sets fire to a building or other valuable or other valuable property.
- n. A person who excites or inflames factions, and promotes quarrels or sedition; an agitator; an exciter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing or adapted to cause combustion; used in starting a fire or conflagration; igniting; inflammatory: as, incendiary materials; an incendiary match or bomb. Specifically
- Pertaining or relating to or consisting in malicious or criminal setting on fire or burning: as, an incendiary mania; the incendiary torch; an incendiary fire.
- Tending to excite or inflame passion, sedition, or violence.
- n. A person who maliciously sets fire to a house, shop, barn, or other inflammable property; one who is guilty of arson.
- n. One who or that which excites or inflames; a person who excites antagonism and promotes factious quarrels; a violent agitator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily
- adj. arousing to action or rebellion
- n. a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
- adj. involving deliberate burning of property
- n. a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
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Mr. Romney is running a campaign strategy indeed targeted at the broad fiscal conservative coalition that emerged in 2010: Hold the worried independents and centrist Democrats by avoiding what in his Dec. 24 Wall Street Journal Weekend Interview he called "incendiary things."
Beck cannot claim that he was the voice of reason for these extremist shitheads, long after he engaged in incendiary rhetoric which incited them in the first place.
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