adjective \fə-ˈna-tik\

Definition of FANATIC

:  marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion <they're fanatic about politics>
fanatic noun
fa·nat·i·cal·ly \fə-ˈna-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
fa·nat·i·cal·ness \-kəl-nəs\ noun

Variants of FANATIC

fa·nat·ic or fa·nat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\

Examples of FANATIC

  1. <because of her fanatical views, her friends know better than to discuss religion with her>

Origin of FANATIC

Latin fanaticus inspired by a deity, frenzied, from fanum temple — more at feast
First Known Use: 1550


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