inflammatory Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “inflammatory” in the English Dictionary

"inflammatory" in British English

See all translations

inflammatoryadjective

uk   /ɪnˈflæm.ə.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr-/

inflammatory adjective (ANGER)

intended or ​likely to ​causeanger or ​hate: The men were using inflammatory language/making inflammatory remarks about the other team's ​supporters.

inflammatory adjective (SWELLING)

specialized medical causing or ​related to ​swelling and ​pain in the ​body
(Definition of inflammatory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inflammatory" in American English

See all translations

inflammatoryadjective

 us   /ɪnˈflæm·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
likely to ​excitestrongfeelings, esp. of ​anger: He ​thought his opponent’s ​remarks were ​unfair and inflammatory.
(Definition of inflammatory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inflammatory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人激愤的, 煽动性的…
in Turkish kışkırtıcı, tahrik edici, kızdırıcı…
in Russian провоцирующий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人激憤的, 煽動性的…
in Polish prowokacyjny…
What is the pronunciation of inflammatory?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “inflammatory”

Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day