fanatical


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to fanatical: fantastical

fa·nat·i·cal

 (fə-năt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Possessed with or motivated by excessive, irrational zeal.

fa·nat′i·cal·ly adv.
fa·nat′i·cal·ness n.

fanatical

(fəˈnætɪkəl)
adj
surpassing what is normal or accepted in enthusiasm for or belief in something; excessively or unusually dedicated or devoted
faˈnatically adv

fa•nat•i•cal

(fəˈnæt ɪ kəl)

adj.
motivated or characterized by an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics; rabid.
[1540–50]
fa•nat′i•cal•ly, adv.
fa•nat′i•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fanatical - marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; "rabid isolationist"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions

fanatical

obsessive

fanatical

adjective
Holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs:
Slang: far-out.
Translations
fanatický
fanatikus

fanatical

[fəˈnætɪkəl] ADJfanático

fanatical

[fəˈnætɪkəl] adj [person, supporter] → fanatique; [support, following] → inconditionnel(le); [hatred] → farouche
to be fanatical about sth [+ hobby, sport] → être un(e) inconditionnel(le) de qch
He is fanatical about his anonymity → Il préserve jalousement son anonymat.

fanatical

adjfanatisch; he is fanatical about it/themes geht/sie gehen ihm über alles; I’m fanatical about fitnessich bin ein Fitnessfanatiker; there was a fanatical gleam in her eyeihre Augen glänzten fanatisch

fanatic

, fanatical
a. fanático-a.
References in classic literature ?
And though thou wert of the race of the hot-tempered, or of the voluptuous, or of the fanatical, or the vindictive;
It seizes with avidity upon any incidents, surprising or mysterious, in the career of those who have at all distinguished themselves from their fellows, and invents a legend to which it then attaches a fanatical belief.
Martin told him that his hatred of the magazines was rabid, fanatical, and that his conduct was a thousand times more despicable than that of the youth who burned the temple of Diana at Ephesus.
All this portion of Bundelcund, which is little frequented by travellers, is inhabited by a fanatical population, hardened in the most horrible practices of the Hindoo faith.
Opening her own letter Dorothea saw that it was a lively continuation of his remonstrance with her fanatical sympathy and her want of sturdy neutral delight in things as they were--an outpouring of his young vivacity which it was impossible to read just now.
They were armed with bludgeons and knives, and fortified in their courage by fanatical hate and frenzy.
He divined the fanatical love of freedom in her, the deep-seated antipathy for restraint of any sort.
We were encamped outside the city; and an attack was made on us, under cover of darkness, by the fanatical natives.
He is a fanatical Tory, very stupid, very blind to anything except his beloved Primrose League.
By degrees they sink into the category of the reactionary conservative Socialists depicted above, differing from these only by more systematic pedantry, and by their fanatical and superstitious belief in the miraculous effects of their social science.
I saw a frail little man with a long, yellow face and sunken fanatical eyes, an Inquisitor, an unfrocked monk.
What hope for me of mercy at the hands of the fanatical Kulan Tith with such advisers as Matai Shang and Thurid.