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fanatic

fa·nat·ic

fanatic

 
 
pronunciation:
f nae tihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective), Word History
part of speech: noun
definition: one who has excessive and uncritical zeal or devotion to a principle, cause, religion, leader, or the like.
His views are extreme and he has only the support of a few fanatics.She'd become a fanatic about her cause, and no one could argue with her.
synonyms:
cultist, extremist, maniac, zealot
similar words:
devotee, fool, fundamentalist, hound, partisan, rotary, sectarian, ultra
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part of speech: adjective
definition: overly zealous or enthusiastic; fanatical.
The fanatic fans climbed onto the stage and were arrested by police.The radicals displayed a fanatic devotion to their cause.
synonyms:
crazy, extremist, fanatical, rabid, zealous
similar words:
enthusiastic, partisan, ultra
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Word History
Fanatic comes from a Latin word that means "temple." In early English, a "fanatic" was a person who was thought to be possessed by a god. Later, the word "fanatic" was used for a person overly enthusiastic about religious matters.