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synonyms for firebrand

  • demonstrator
  • guerrilla
  • instigator
  • malcontent
  • protester
  • rabble-rouser
  • rebel
  • revolutionist
  • troublemaker
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Her father was a firebrand preacher from Morocco who served as an occasional visiting speaker at al-Quds, and whose visits to Hamburg had inspired him to serve as a matchmaker between his daughter and future son-in-law.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWERS: FIVE LIVES AND A WORLD TRANSFORMEDJOBY WARRICK, SOUAD MEKHENNETSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In the country’s 2019 national elections, the EFF, led by the firebrand Julius Malema, saw its vote share increase sharply while the ANC and the Democratic Alliance, the principal opposition party, lost votes.
WHO ARE YOU CALLING A COMMUNIST?CHARU KASTURIAUGUST 24, 2021OZY
As a young firebrand, Zapata had proposed an economic plan that was breathtaking in its simplicity.
ALONG THE BORDER, ECHOES OF REVOLUTION AND PANCHO VILLAMATTHEW SIMPSONJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Greenwald purportedly told people that his friend and fellow firebrand, the writer Matt Taibbi, was earning more than $1 million a year on Substack, easily twice Greenwald’s Intercept salary.
GLENN GREENWALD MAY HAVE QUIT THE INTERCEPT, BUT HE CAN’T QUIT THE FEUDPAUL FARHIMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Mehta had spent a decade breaking stories and writing firebrand columns for the Daily News.
A DIVISIVE JETS REPORTER, ACCUSED OF BULLYING, LOSES HIS PLACE ON THE BEATBEN STRAUSSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
How otherwise could the name of mother-in-law, on the stage and in divers domestic circles, have become a synonym for firebrand?
SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
He was a firebrand, infinitely more dangerous and incendiary than any Abolitionist whom he denounced.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME XIIJOHN LORD
Always in my dreams it reached its climax when that living firebrand went tearing off into the thickets.
THOSE TIMES AND THESEIRVIN S. COBB
If he was Siegfried the gay, she was Chriemhild the grim; and as likely to prove a firebrand as the girl in the ballad.
THE SAINT'S TRAGEDYCHARLES KINGSLEY
She would almost rather live next to a talking machine than a firebrand.
MOLLY BROWN'S SOPHOMORE DAYSNELL SPEED
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WORDS RELATED TO FIREBRAND

  • agitator
  • firebrand
  • goad
  • incendiary
  • instigator
  • intelligence agent
  • noncooperator
  • operative
  • provocateur
  • provocative agent
  • provoker
  • rabble-rouser
  • radical
  • ringleader
  • spark
  • spy
  • troublemaker
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.