fanaticism

noun
fa·​nat·​i·​cism | \ fə-ˈna-tə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce fanaticism (audio) \

Definition of fanaticism

: fanatic outlook or behavior

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Jojo's fanaticism disturbs his mother (Scarlett Johansson), and their relationship is further complicated when Jojo discovers that she's been sheltering a Jewish girl, Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), in their attic. Glenn Whipp, chicagotribune.com, "Taika Waititi didn’t want ‘Jojo Rabbit’ to be a sad Holocaust film. So he added Adolf Hitler," 6 Sep. 2019 Considering the increasingly remote chances for peace in the Middle East, this tale of a madman’s fanaticism takes on an especially chilling and mournful power. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Incitement': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 8 Sep. 2019 After being created on Korea's sensational singing-competition show Produce X 101, new boy band X1 sees how the fanaticism is translating in America with their debut EP Quantum Leap entering Billboard's World Albums chart at No. 9. Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, "X1 Make 'Quantum Leap' Onto World Albums & World Digital Song Sales Charts Upon Debut," 6 Sep. 2019 Fourteen people with direct knowledge of camp conditions described in interviews the mounting anger, violence and fanaticism growing amid the squalor. Souad Mekhennet, Washington Post, "At a sprawling tent camp in Syria, ISIS women impose a brutal rule," 3 Sep. 2019 Jojo’s fanaticism disturbs his mother (Scarlett Johansson), and their relationship is further complicated when Jojo discovers that she’s been sheltering a Jewish girl, Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), in their attic. Los Angeles Times, "Taika Waititi didn’t want ‘Jojo Rabbit’ to be a sad Holocaust film. So he added Adolf Hitler," 29 Aug. 2019 But other adults have thoroughly adopted the identity: Wearing a mermaid tail, in the water or out, has caught on in recent years, for reasons that include Disney fanaticism and the fact that the ensembles are Instagram candy. Elizabeth Kiefer, The Know, "“Mermaiding” is both a thing and suddenly everywhere. But is it a real workout?," 17 Aug. 2019 The movie makes predictable arguments about religious fanaticism and nuanced observations about the gender politics that exist therein. Marella Gayla, BostonGlobe.com, "In ‘Them That Follow,’ there will be blood," 7 Aug. 2019 Throughout the course of his activism, Amro has had many altercations with the settlers of Hebron in particular, who are known—even by their allies—for their fanaticism. Batya Ungar-sargon, The New York Review of Books, "A Palestinian in Israeli Military Court: Issa Amro, the Judge, & Me," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of fanaticism

1652, in the meaning defined above

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fanaticism

noun
fa·​nat·​i·​cism | \ fə-ˈnat-ə-ˌsiz-əm How to pronounce fanaticism (audio) \

Medical Definition of fanaticism

: fanatic outlook or behavior especially as exhibited by excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions on some subject

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