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Fanatic

Fa`nat´ic
a.1.Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions.
But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast
To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.
- T. Moore.
n.1.A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.
There is a new word, coined within few months, called fanatics, which, by the close stickling thereof, seemeth well cut out and proportioned to signify what is meant thereby, even the sectaries of our age.
- Fuller (1660).
Fanatics are governed rather by imagination than by judgment.
- Stowe.
Noun1.fanatic - 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
Synonyms: fiend
Adj.1.fanatic - marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; "rabid isolationist"
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fan letter
Fan light
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Fan palm
Fan shell
fan tracery
Fan training
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Fan wheel
Fan window
Fan-nerved
Fan-tailed
Fan-tan
Fanal
fanaloka
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Fanatical
fanatically
Fanaticism
Fanaticize
Fanatism
Fancied
fancied up
Fancier
Fanciful
fancifully
Fanciless
Fanconi's anaemia
Fanconi's anemia
Fancy
Fancy ball
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