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
fanatic, fanatical, overzealous, rabid(adj)
marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
A person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion.
Showing evidence of possession by a god or demon; frenzied, over-zealous.
Origin: First attested in 1525. From fanaticus, from fanum. Influenced by fanatique.
pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions
a person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion
Origin: [L. fanaticus inspired by divinity, enthusiastic, frantic, fr. fanum fane: cf. F. fanatique. See Fane.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fa-nat′ik, adj. extravagantly or unreasonably zealous, esp. in religion: excessively enthusiastic.—n. a person frantically or excessively enthusiastic, esp. on religious subjects.—adj. Fanat′ical, fanatic, (Shak.) extravagant.—adv. Fanat′ically.—v.t. Fanat′icise, to make fanatical.—v.i. to act as a fanatic.—n. Fanat′icism, wild and excessive religious enthusiasm. [Fr.,—L. fanaticus, belonging to a temple, inspired by a god, fanum, a temple.]
The numerical value of fanatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of fanatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We are thinking of naming the lion 'Ali' after the president as he's a cat fanatic.
The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.
This rightist Israeli fanatic government is pursuing its criminal policy to kill Palestinians. The new regulations would mean more escalation, killings and crimes against our people.
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- фанатичен, фанатикBulgarian
- Fanatiker, fanatisch, FanatikerinGerman
- kiihkomielinen, fanaatikko, kiihkoilija, kiihkeä, fanaattinenFinnish
- fanatico, patito, maniaco, seguaceItalian
- фанатик, фанатиченMacedonian
- fanatikarNorwegian Nynorsk
- fanatyczny, fanatyk, fanatyczka, nawiedzony, opętanyPolish
- fanática, fanáticoPortuguese
- фанатик, одержимый, фанатичныйRussian
- fanatik, fanatickýSlovak
- fanatik, bağnazTurkish
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