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zealot

zeal·ot

zealot

 
pronunciation:
ze lt
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is excessively and often intolerantly zealous, esp. about a cause or religious faith; fanatic.
Some of the zealots were willing to give their lives or even harm others in the fight for their cause.
synonyms:
fanatic, sectarian, true believer
similar words:
addict, bigot, devotee, enthusiast, extremist, fan, fiend, junkie, nut, partisan, votary