firebug vs incendiary what difference

what is difference between firebug and incendiary

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

fire +‎ bug

Pronunciation

Noun

firebug (plural firebugs)

  1. Pyrrhocoris apterus, a common red and black insect, that is the type species of the family Pyrrhocoridae.
  2. (slang) a pyromaniac or arsonist.

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English

Etymology

From Middle English incendiarie, from Old French incendiaire, from Latin incendiārius (setting alight), from incendium (destructive fire), from incendō (I set on fire, kindle), from in- (into, in, on, upon) + candeō (I am hot).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: ĭnsĕn’dĭərē, IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɛn.dɪ.əɹ.i/, /ɪnˈsɛn.djəɹ.i/
  • (US) enPR: ĭnsĕn´dĭĕ’rē, IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɛn.di.ɛɹ.i/, /ɪnˈsɛn.di.əɹ.i/
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Adjective

incendiary (comparative more incendiary, superlative most incendiary)

  1. Capable of, or used for, or actually causing fire.
  2. (figuratively) Intentionally stirring up strife, riot, rebellion.
    • 2014, Ian Thomson, Primo Levi: A Life, Metropolitan Books (→ISBN), page 123:
      Earlier that year Italian Jews had come under serious attack when an incendiary publication, Gli ebrei in Italia (The Jews in Italy), had flooded the bookshops. The author, Paolo Orano, was a Fascist publicist whose book helped to harden Italian public sensibility against the Jews and pave the way for their eventual persecution.
  3. (figuratively) Inflammatory, emotionally charged.

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Noun

incendiary (plural incendiaries)

  1. Something capable of causing fire, particularly a weapon.
  2. One who maliciously sets fires.
    Synonym: arsonist
  3. (figuratively) One who excites or inflames factions into quarrels.
    Synonym: agitator
    • March 7, 1692, Richard Bentley, The Folly of Atheism
      Several cities [] drove them out as incendiaries.

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