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Definition of "inflammatory" []

  • Arousing passion or strong emotion, especially anger, belligerence, or desire. (adjective)
  • Characterized or caused by inflammation. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inflammatory" in a sentence
  • "It cites a series of what he calls inflammatory statements that show "that judgments have been reached and the tenor of the hearing will be prosecutorial.""
  • "She expressed dismay at what she called "inflammatory language" being used by critics of the current policy."
  • "Scheller also complained in court filings about defense lawyers' "aggressive" tactics, including a 7 1/2-hour deposition of Keith in which she was given few breaks, and subsequent e-mails to her "alluding to possible retaliation ... for what they characterized as inflammatory and/or slanderous statements.""