Definition of Fanaticism

1. Noun. Excessive intolerance of opposing views.

Exact synonyms: Fanatism, Zealotry
Generic synonyms: Intolerance
Derivative terms: Fanatic



Definition of Fanaticism

1. n. Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious frenzy.

Definition of Fanaticism

1. Noun. The characteristic or practice of being a fanatic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fanaticism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fanaticism

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Literary usage of Fanaticism

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1. Asia and Europe: Studies Presenting the Conclusions Formed by the Author in by Meredith White Townsend (1901)
"It has its little enthusiasms, no doubt, and can grow eager for or against a cause ; but of true fanaticism, of a liability to religious emotion such as ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1899)
"The atmosphere of our country is unquestionably charged with a threatening cloud of fanaticism, lighter in some parts, denser in others, but too heavy in ..."

3. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"fanaticism. SECTION I. fanaticism is the effect of a false conscience, which makes religion subservient to the caprices of the imagination, and the excesses ..."

4. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1884)
"... Oct tions inviting to prayer for the departed.1 Sober men Growth of were startled by the breaking out of wild and un- fanaticism. looked-for fanaticism. ..."

5. Anti-Methodist Publications Issued During the Eighteenth Century by Richard Green (1902)
"CREDULITY, SUPERSTITION AND fanaticism. BEING A SATIRE ON METHODISM. London : 1762. 410. In a volume entitled The Works of .Mr. Hogarth Moralized, [By John ..."

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