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fa·nat·ic

 (fə-năt′ĭk)
n.
A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
adj.
Fanatical.

[Latin fānāticus, inspired by orgiastic rites, pertaining to a temple, from fānum, temple; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

fanatic

(fəˈnætɪk)
n
1. a person whose enthusiasm or zeal for something is extreme or beyond normal limits
2. informal a person devoted to a particular hobby or pastime; fan: a jazz fanatic.
adj
a variant of fanatical
[C16: from Latin fānāticus belonging to a temple, hence, inspired by a god, frenzied, from fānum temple]

fa•nat•ic

(fəˈnæt ɪk)

n.
1. a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics; zealot.
adj.
2. fanatical.
[1515–25; < Latin fānāticus pertaining to a temple, derivative of fānum temple]
syn: fanatic, zealot, devotee refer to persons showing more than ordinary enthusiasm or support for a cause, belief, or activity. fanatic and zealot both suggest extreme or excessive devotion. fanatic further implies unbalanced or obsessive behavior: a wild-eyed fanatic. zealot, slightly less unfavorable in implication, implies single-minded partisanship: a tireless zealot for tax reform. devotee is a milder term, suggesting enthusiasm but not to the exclusion of other interests or possible points of view: a devotee of baseball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fanatic - a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)fanatic - a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause); "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Adj.1.fanatic - marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; "rabid isolationist"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions

fanatic

noun extremist, activist, militant, addict, enthusiast, buff (informal), visionary, devotee, bigot, zealot, energumen I am not a religious fanatic but I am a Christian.
Quotations
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject" [Winston Churchill]

fanatic

noun
1. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures:
2. One zealously devoted to a religion:
3. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fan, fiend.
Slang: freak, nut.
adjective
Holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs:
Slang: far-out.
Translations
مُتَعَصِّبمُتَعَصِّب، مُتَحَمِّس
fanatikfanatic
fanatiker
kiihkoilijakiihkomielinenfanaatikkofanaattinenkiihkeä
fanatik
fanatikus
ofstækismaîur, öfgamaîur
熱狂者
광신자
fanatiškaifanatizmas
fanātiķis
fanatikfanatický
fanatisk
ผู้คลั่งไคล้
người cuồng tín

fanatic

[fəˈnætɪk]
A. ADJfanático
B. Nfanático/a m/f

fanatic

[fəˈnætɪk] n
(= enthusiast) → fanatique mf
a football fanatic → un(e) fanatique de football, un(e) fana de qch
(= extremist) → fanatique mf
a religious fanatic → un fanatique religieux

fanatic

nFanatiker(in) m(f)
adj = fanatical

fanatic

[fəˈnætɪk] nfanatico/a

fanatic

(fəˈnӕtik) noun
a person who is (too) enthusiastic about something. a religious fanatic.
faˈnatic(al) adjective
(too) enthusiastic. He is fanatical about physical exercise.
faˈnatically adverb
faˈnaticism (-sizəm) noun
(too) great enthusiasm, especially about religion. Fanaticism is the cause of most religious hatred.

fanatic

مُتَعَصِّب fanatik fanatiker Fanatiker φανατικός fanático kiihkoilija fanatique fanatik fanatico 熱狂者 광신자 fanaticus fanatiker fanatyk fanático фанатик fanatisk ผู้คลั่งไคล้ fanatik người cuồng tín 狂热者

fanatic

, fanatical
a. fanático-a.
References in classic literature ?
Nor is the history of fanatics half so striking in respect to the measureless self-deception of the fanatic himself, as his measureless power of deceiving and bedevilling so many others.
After these appear'd A crew who under Names of old Renown, OSIRIS, ISIS, ORUS and their Train With monstrous shapes and sorceries abus'd Fanatic EGYPT and her Priests, to seek Thir wandring Gods disguis'd in brutish forms Rather then human.
Du Bousquier, that fanatic liberal now concealed under the skin of a royalist, knowing how necessary rallying points are to all discontents(which are really at the bottom of all oppositions), had drawn the sympathies of the middle classes around the rector.
Well, such a woman, who would place the knife of Jacques Clement or of Ravaillac in the hands of a fanatic, would save France.
But these recriminations, twice mentioned in his skeleton biography, could only mean that he was a fanatic in science.
I can't believe you're Gryce, the agent; and yet Gryce had a spark of the fanatic in his eye, too; and men will do extraordinary things in these paltry feuds of politics.
Once, soon after his arrival in London, he had allowed a dangerous fanatic to persuade him that the secret of health was to go without breakfast.
They sneer at your most inoffensive suggestions; they laugh unfeelingly at your treasured dreams of foreign lands; they brand the statements of your traveled aunts and uncles as the stupidest absurdities; they deride your most trusted authors and demolish the fair images they have set up for your willing worship with the pitiless ferocity of the fanatic iconoclast
There is still ever some admirable person in plain clothes, standing on the wharf, who jumps in to rescue a drowning man; there is still some absurd inventor of charities; some guide and comforter of runaway slaves; some friend of Poland; some Philhellene; some fanatic who plants shade-trees for the second and third generation, and orchards when he is grown old; some well-concealed piety; some just man happy in an ill fame; some youth ashamed of the favors of fortune and impatiently casting them on other shoulders.
Strickland had the directness of the fanatic and the ferocity of the apostle.
She was so fascinated that, even before marrying him, she joined a committee that had been organized abroad to work for the restoration of Poland; and further, she visited the confessional of a celebrated Jesuit priest, who made an absolute fanatic of her.
Rachel, being musical, was allowed to learn nothing but music; she became a fanatic about music.