pyromania

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pyromania

Psychiatry the uncontrollable impulse and practice of setting things on fire

pyromania

[‚pī·rō′mā·nē·ə]
(psychology)
A monomania for setting or watching fires.
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Playing such outrageous characters as female bodybuilder Vera de Milo and pyromaniacal Fire Marshal Bill on that show, Carrey developed a strong following based on an unusual combination of extreme physicality, childish hypertension and sophisticated irreverence.
Her words, however, do intimate the metaphysical depths of her pyromaniacal tendencies.
Inevitably, the pyrotechnics of the movie's pyromaniacal ending are impossible to duplicate onstage.