fanaticism


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fa·nat·i·cism

 (fə-năt′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
Excessive, irrational zeal, especially in politics or religion.

fanaticism

(fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm)
n
wildly excessive or irrational devotion, dedication, or enthusiasm

fa•nat•i•cism

(fəˈnæt əˌsɪz əm)

n.
fanatical character or conduct.

fanaticism

an extreme and uncritical zeal or enthusiasm, as in religion or politics. — fanatic, n., adj.fanatical, adj.
See also: Attitudes
the character, spirit, or conduct of a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics. — fanatic, n.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fanaticism - excessive intolerance of opposing views
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

fanaticism

noun immoderation, enthusiasm, madness, devotion, dedication, zeal, bigotry, extremism, infatuation, single-mindedness, zealotry, obsessiveness, monomania, overenthusiasm a protest against intolerance and religious fanaticism
Quotations
"Fanaticism is the wisdom of the spirit" [Eva Perón]
"Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim" [George Santayana The Life of Reason]
Translations
تَعَصُّب
fanatismus
fanatisme
fanatičnost
fanatizmus
öfgar, ofstæki
bağnazlıkfanatizm

fanaticism

[fəˈnætɪsɪzəm] Nfanatismo m

fanaticism

[fəˈnætɪsɪzəm] n (= extremism) → fanatisme m
religious fanaticism → le fanatisme religieuxfan base fanbase [ˈfænbeɪs] n [sports team] → supporters mpl inconditionnels; [band, actor, singer] → fans mpl inconditionnelsfan belt n [car] → courroie f de ventilateur

fanaticism

nFanatismus m

fanaticism

[fəˈnætɪˌsɪzm] nfanatismo

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.
References in classic literature ?
These would, perhaps, have fascinated any boy, but I had such a fanaticism for methodical verse that any variation from the octosyllabic and decasyllabic couplets was painful to me.
There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia, that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instil prejudices at any price; or as the serious offspring of political fanaticism.
The prospect of so frightful an existence drives these poor creatures to the sacrifice much more than love or religious fanaticism.
The incident gave me considerable food for speculation, since if I were right in the conclusion induced by the cursory glimpse I had had of the spy, then Matai Shang and Thurid must suspect my identity, and if that were true not even the service I had rendered Kulan Tith could save me from his religious fanaticism.
He recalled the scene within the temple when he had lain stretched upon the sacrificial altar, while La, with high-raised dagger, stood above him, and the rows of priests and priestesses awaited, in the ecstatic hysteria of fanaticism, the first gush of their victim's warm blood, that they might fill their golden goblets and drink to the glory of their Flaming God.
By the words she uttered, it would seem that the indulgence of natural love had given her mind a momentary sense of its errors, and made her know how far she had strayed from duty in following the dictates of a wild fanaticism.
And so the thing has gone on, only that to the sword they have added lying, intrigue, deceit, fanaticism, superstition, swindling;--they have played fast and loose with the most sacred and sincere feelings of men;--they have exchanged everything--everything for money, for base earthly POWER
At last Louis XIII made Treville the captain of his Musketeers, who were to Louis XIII in devotedness, or rather in fanaticism, what his Ordinaries had been to Henry III, and his Scotch Guard to Louis XI.
Not in horror, however, for since my recently acquired knowledge of the Holy Therns I was prepared for anything in this still less accessible heaven, where all was evidently dictated by a single omnipotence; where ages of narrow fanaticism and self-worship had eradicated all the broader humanitarian instincts that the race might once have possessed.
He belonged to that race of martyrs who, indissolubly wedded to their political convictions as their ancestors were to their faith, are able to smile on pain: while being stretched on the rack, he recited with a firm voice, and scanning the lines according to measure, the first strophe of the "Justum ac tenacem" of Horace, and, making no confession, tired not only the strength, but even the fanaticism, of his executioners.
And in the Tower, in a dreary room whose thick stone walls shut out the hum of life, and made a stillness which the records left by former prisoners with those silent witnesses seemed to deepen and intensify; remorseful for every act that had been done by every man among the cruel crowd; feeling for the time their guilt his own, and their lives put in peril by himself; and finding, amidst such reflections, little comfort in fanaticism, or in his fancied call; sat the unhappy author of all--Lord George Gordon.
Yes, Maggie," said Philip, vehemently; "and you are shutting yourself up in a narrow, self-delusive fanaticism, which is only a way of escaping pain by starving into dulness all the highest powers of your nature.