Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or affected with pyromania.
  • noun A person possessed of a mania or irresistible impulse to burn things.

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  • noun A person suffering from pyromania

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  • noun a person with a mania for setting things on fire

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Examples

  • The pyromaniac is seriously one creepy dude, especially with all his puns and jests.

    ‘Twas the night before NECON : Bev Vincent

  • Sharon calls him a "pyromaniac" - as his act always contains fire - but doesn't elaborate on whether or not she enjoyed it.

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • After dozens of cases of arson in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a 19-year-old described as a pyromaniac has been arrested.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2009

  • I saw a pyromaniac on "Larry King Live 'once; A creepy little guy, he was -- the pyromaniac, that is --"

    Kate

  • Early Thursday, 19-year-old Roger Leon Barlow Jr. of Downingtown, described as a pyromaniac who liked to watch things burn, was charged with setting nine fires in the town of Coatesville, including a block-long blaze that displaced dozens of people last month.

    News/local from www.dailyamerican.com

  • Early Thursday, 19-year-old Roger Leon Barlow Jr. of Downingtown, described as a pyromaniac who liked to watch things burn, was charged with setting nine fires in the town of Coatesville, including a block-long blaze that displaced dozens of people last month.

    News/local from www.dailyamerican.com

  • Early Thursday, 19-year-old Roger Leon Barlow Jr. of Downingtown, described as a pyromaniac who liked to watch things burn, was charged with setting nine fires in the town of Coatesville, including a block-long blaze that displaced dozens of people last month.

    News/local from www.dailyamerican.com

  • He was accused of being an irresponsible "pyromaniac" by bringing down the government.

    The Guardian World News

  • In an interview aired on Thursday, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Israel's "pyromaniac" government had raised the risk of a regional war with its deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Among them are Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney), a smart, tender boy trying to cope with the death of his mother; Charles (Riley Griffiths), the chubby director, who goes around framing scenes with his hands and chattering about production values; and Cary (Ryan Lee), a gleeful pyromaniac with a mouth full of braces.

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