Definition of Fanatical

1. Adjective. Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea. "Rabid isolationist"

Exact synonyms: Fanatic, Overzealous, Rabid
Similar to: Passionate
Derivative terms: Fanatic, Fanatism, Fanatic, Rabidity, Rabidness



Definition of Fanatical

1. a. Characteristic of, or relating to, fanaticism; fanatic.

Definition of Fanatical

1. Adjective. having an extreme, irrational zeal or enthusiasm for a specific cause ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fanatical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fanatical

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fanatical (current term)
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Literary usage of Fanatical

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1900)
"CHAPTER XII Causes of fanatical Enthusiasm in Some Americans A LTHOUGH the desire of acquiring the good things of ^-^ this ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"The energy displayed after the event by the two Powers produced a salutary impression on the ultra-fanatical population of Jedda; and nearly forty ..."

3. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"Within the Imperial precincts the fanatical troops of Tung- fu-Hsiang had barricaded themselves, their General, shortly before the fall of Pekin, ..."

4. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey (1851)
"... a fanatical hatred of heretics ; an exaggerated opinion of the exclusive ... a fanatical separative This therefore was the only case. ..."

5. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1778)
"A Calm Enquiry into rational and fanatical Di/ention ... all union of fenti- ment with thole fanatical ..."

6. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1890)
"During this age various fanatical sects sprang up. ... much trouble to the Lutheran clergy in the beginning of the century by their fanatical enthusiasm, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... too proud to work, and extremely fanatical. Many of them build their towns in the water, with movable bamboo bridges connected with the snore. ..."

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