Definition of Fanatic

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Fiend
Generic synonyms: Enthusiast, Partisan, Partizan
Derivative terms: Fanatical



2. Adjective. Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea. "Rabid isolationist"
Exact synonyms: Fanatical, Overzealous, Rabid
Similar to: Passionate
Derivative terms: Fanatism, Rabidity, Rabidness

Definition of Fanatic

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

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

Definition of Fanatic

1. Adjective. Fanatical. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Showing evidence of possession by a god or demon; frenzied, over-zealous. ¹

3. Noun. A person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fanatic

1. a zealot [n -S] - See also: zealot

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Literary usage of Fanatic

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1. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"Which shows two things; J. That notwithstanding all the fanatic noise, at that time, against popery, the papists and fanatics joined in proceedings to ..."

2. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"THE fanatic Well, here it is: you call for me: I come, But with an eagerness not quite my own; Propelled by that decisive ..."

3. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"THE fanatic Well, here it is: you call for me: I come, But with an eagerness not quite my own; Propelled by that decisive ..."

4. The Women of Mormonism; Or, The Story of Polygamy as Told by the Victims by Jennie Anderson Froiseth (1882)
"It is a very difficult task for a woman to write herself down either a fanatic or a fool, and I have been both; yet still, I appreciate the fact that the ..."

5. Switzerland: Or, A Journal of a Tour and Residence in that Country, in the by Louis Simond (1823)
"Mistaken as the new-bom-zeal of converts may often be, it has still something intellectual for its objects ; and a fanatic is a nobler creature than a mere ..."

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