toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in The Magic Mountain

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
of materials:  designed to start fires

of ideas or words:  arousing anger, violence, or rebellion
  • In short—at least as he was presented to the cousins in the tales of his grandson—this Giuseppe Settembrini was a shadowy, passionate, and incendiary figure, a ringleader of conspiracy; and despite the polite pains they took to show their respect, they did not quite succeed in banishing from their faces an expression of apprehension and aversion, indeed of outright disgust.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (59% in)
  • She could not reconcile herself to Joachim's turbulent emotions, to his sense of having returned home, which for the moment outweighed everything else and inspired him to breathe drunkenly of the old air again—our incomparably light, empty, incendiary air up here.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (13% in)

There are no more uses of "incendiary" in The Magic Mountain.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®