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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fanatic

nFanatiker(in) m(f)
adj = fanatical
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fanatic

[fəˈnætɪk] nfanatico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

fanatic

, fanatical
a. fanático-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
"There will be, in all times and in all countries, particularly if religious divisions exist in those countries, fanatics who ask nothing better than to become martyrs.
Swift," it was said, "hated all fanatics: all fanatics hated Dr.
Armies of troops were put into the field, and the fanatics were herded back at the bayonet point to their tasks in the cities.
Carlyle viewed pleasure and merely esthetic art with the contempt of the Scottish Covenanting fanatics, refusing even to read poetry like that of Keats; and his insistence on moral meanings led him to equal intolerance of such story-tellers as Scott.
A group of old fakirs were capering and making a wild ado round the statue; these were striped with ochre, and covered with cuts whence their blood issued drop by drop--stupid fanatics, who, in the great Indian ceremonies, still throw themselves under the wheels of Juggernaut.
However, in this country of barbarians and fanatics, prudence obliged him to take the strictest precautions.
We may think of one another now as dangerous fanatics or narrow bigots, with whom no truce is possible, from whom we shall only sever more and more to the end of our lives, whom it would be our respective duties to imprison or hang, if we had the power.
To this section belong economists, philanthropists, humanitarians, improvers of the condition of the working class, organisers of charity, members of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, temperance fanatics, hole-and-corner reformers of every imaginable kind.
A fanatic like Cornelius might very easily have found another fanatic who would give a hundred guilders for his remains.
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.