Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun firebrand

2 senses of firebrand

Sense 1
brand, firebrand -- (a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning)
       => firewood -- (wood used for fuel; "they collected and cut their own firewood")

Sense 2
instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand -- (someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel")
       => troublemaker, trouble maker, troubler, mischief-maker, bad hat -- (someone who deliberately stirs up trouble)

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