Arsonist



a person who commits .
Contemporary Examples

But fire department officials are not saying what they suspect the arsonist is using to ignite the fires.
What’s Driving L.A. Serial Arsonist to Set Fires? Christine Pelisek January 1, 2012

By contrast, the arsonist behind the Napa fire was given 27 years in prison last year.
Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine Alice Feiring December 7, 2013

Local media had been reporting that the arsonist was using some kind of Molotov cocktail to smash through the car windows.
Los Angeles Serial-Arson Suspect Charged Christine Pelisek January 2, 2012

Even so, police and fire officials say they are not sure if they are dealing with one arsonist or many.
Los Angeles Fires: Officials Race to Identify the Arsonist Christine Pelisek December 30, 2011

But fire-department officials are not saying what they suspect the arsonist is using to ignite the fires.
Los Angeles Fires: Officials Race to Identify the Arsonist Christine Pelisek December 30, 2011

Like an arsonist complaining that the fire department is wasting water.
Karl Rove’s Colossal Hypocrisy Paul Begala July 1, 2010

Rove attacking Obama on the economy is like an arsonist attacking a firefighter.
Karl Rove’s Gift to the Dems Paul Begala June 29, 2011

We learn his wife died in a fire and the arsonist who killed her, Andrew Laeddis, is on the island.
Shutter Island: Masterpiece or Dud? Sean Macaulay February 24, 2010

n.

1864, from arson + -ist.

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