Definitions for fanaticfəˈnæt ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fanatic, fiend(adj)

    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

  2. fanatic, fanatical, overzealous, rabid(adj)

    marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

    "rabid isolationist"


  1. fanatic(Noun)

    A person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion.

  2. fanatic(Adjective)


  3. fanatic(Adjective)

    Showing evidence of possession by a god or demon; frenzied, over-zealous.

  4. Origin: First attested in 1525. From fanaticus, from fanum. Influenced by fanatique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fanatic(adj)

    pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions

  2. Fanatic(noun)

    a person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion

  3. Origin: [L. fanaticus inspired by divinity, enthusiastic, frantic, fr. fanum fane: cf. F. fanatique. See Fane.]


  1. FANatic

    FANatic is an American TV show that was shown on the MTV network in the late 1990s. It featured everyday people being tricked into going somewhere and unexpectedly meeting their idol.

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