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fəˈnæt ɪkfa·nat·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fanatic, fiendadjective

    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, rabidadjective

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

    "rabid isolationist"

Wiktionary

  1. fanaticnoun

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

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

  2. fanaticadjective

    Fanatical.

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

  3. fanaticadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fanaticadjective

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

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

  2. Fanaticnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fanatic

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fanatic in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Once you have become president, you must also stop being a politician. Because you can't expect to rule all citizens while being a fanatic of your one political party.

  2. Chuck Jones:

    A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    The practical objection to Puritanism, as to every form of fanaticism, is that it singles out certain evils as so much worse than others that they must be suppressed at all costs. The fanatic fails to recognise that the suppression of a real evil, if carried out too drastically, produces other evils which are even greater.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

  5. Philipp Henschel:

    We are thinking of naming the lion 'Ali' after the president as he's a cat fanatic.

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