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firebrand (noun) troublemaker (usually political).

A person is a firebrand if they make people rise against a law, government, etc.. A firebrand is a person who stirs up people to revolt against a law, or a government, etc.. They try to cause political unrest. They make people take wrong political decisions just to cause trouble.

  • James Denton is never happy when there is peace around. A notorious firebrand, he finds some cause or the other to rouse people to oppose a law or fight a measure.
  • A firebrand is always a bane to the society. They never let peace prevail and stir people against any law, good or bad.
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