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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 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.

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As a young firebrand, Zapata had proposed an economic plan that was breathtaking in its simplicity.

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.

Mehta had spent a decade breaking stories and writing firebrand columns for the Daily News.

In a 2009 profile of the right-wing firebrand, The New Yorker called Savage “a heretic among heretics.”

In it, the firebrand Republican senator from Texas is depicted as a kid-friendly “passionate fighter for limited government.”

The Texas firebrand made a name for himself by going after more moderate Republicans.

But with the 2016 presidential season on the horizon, the Texas firebrand has subtly changed his tune over the last six months.

She was the third-wave feminism firebrand, famous and lauded.

How otherwise could the name of mother-in-law, on the stage and in divers domestic circles, have become a synonym for firebrand?

He was a firebrand, infinitely more dangerous and incendiary than any Abolitionist whom he denounced.

Always in my dreams it reached its climax when that living firebrand went tearing off into the thickets.

If he was Siegfried the gay, she was Chriemhild the grim; and as likely to prove a firebrand as the girl in the ballad.

She would almost rather live next to a talking machine than a firebrand.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to firebrand, such as: demonstrator, guerrilla, instigator, malcontent, protester, and rabble-rouser.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.