What is another word for arson?

Pronunciation: [ˈɑːsən] (IPA)

Arson, traditionally defined as the intentional setting fire to property, can also be described using synonyms such as incendiarism, pyromania, or fire-raising. Each of these words convey a sense of malicious intent with regards to starting fires. The term burnout can also be used to describe the aftermath of an arson, where a building or property has been entirely destroyed by the flames. Other related words include conflagration or inferno, which describe large, destructive fires that may or may not be the result of intentional burning. Regardless of the term used, arson is a serious crime that can result in serious consequences including imprisonment.

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Usage examples for Arson

Miss Thompkins insinuated at intervals that she flirted, but she had the sharpest contempt for flirtation, and as a practice put it on a level with embezzlement or arson.
"The Lion's Share"
E. Arnold Bennett
Whereupon a discreet, or rather an embarrassed silence, as if a pardoned convict had playfully referred to the arson or burglary, not to say worse, that had been the cause of his seclusion.
"The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915"
Basil L. Gildersleeve
Anyone guilty of arson was burned alive.
"Roumania Past and Present"
James Samuelson

Famous quotes with Arson

  • Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
    Frank Moore Colby
  • It’s six months since I did the interview with Jeremy Paxman that inspired this book, and British media today is awash with halfhearted condemnations of my observation that voting is pointless and my admission that I have never voted. My assertion that other people oughtn’t vote either was born of the same instinctive rejection of the mantle of appointed social prefect that prevents me from telling teenagers to “Just Say No” to drugs. I cannot confine my patronage to the circuitry of their minuscule wisdom. “People died so you’d have the right to vote.” No, they did not; they died for freedom. In the case where freedom was explicitly attached to the symbol of democratic rights, like female suffrage, I don’t imagine they’d’ve been so willing if they’d known how tokenistic voting was to become. Note too these martyrs did not achieve their ends by participating in a hollow, predefined ritual, the infertile dry hump of gestural democracy; they did it by direct action. Emily Davison, the hero of women’s suffrage, hurled herself in front of the king’s horses; she defied the tyranny that oppressed her and broke the boundaries that contained her. I imagine too that this woman would have had the rebellious perspicacity to understand that the system she was opposing would adjust to incorporate the female vote and deftly render it irrelevant. This woman, who left her job as a teacher to dedicate her life to activism, was imprisoned nine times. She used methods as severe and diverse as arson and hunger-striking to protest and at the time of her death would have been regarded as a terrorist.
    Russell Brand
  • Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humour?
    Frank Moore Colby

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