incendiarism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From incendiary +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

incendiarism (plural incendiarisms)

  1. The act or practice of burning property; arson.
  2. (figuratively) Inflammatory or provocative action; instigation.
    • 2012, Piers Brendon, ‘Beginning the Dissent’, Literary Review, vol. 401:
      But the charge sheet is not just a recapitulation of instances of imperial incendiarism, such as the Amritsar massacre or the bombings of Iraqi villages.