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fanatic

noun

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  1. 1 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something football fanatics are pretty much booked up for weekends from Labor Day to Super Bowl Sunday Synonyms addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, suckerRelated Words groupie; admirer, amateur, collector, connoisseur, dilettante; authority, expert; adherent, convert, cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, votary; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, exponent, friend, patron, promoter, proponent, supporter; partisan (also partizan), zealot; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractorAntonyms nonfan

  2. 2 one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause the vandalism was blamed on fanatics within the environmental movement Synonyms crusader, zealot, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, true believerRelated Words activist; dreamer, idealist, visionary; cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, idolizer, votary; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, patron, promoter, stalwart, supporter; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms dabbler, dilettanteAntonyms nonmilitant


fanatic

adjective
variants: or

fanatical

Synonyms and Antonyms of fanatic

  1. being very far from the center of public opinion because of her fanatical views, her friends know better than to discuss religion with her Synonyms extremist, extreme (or fanatical), rabid, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultraRelated Words subversive, violent, wild; reactionaryNear Antonyms conservative, moderate, temperate; conventional, orthodox, traditional; liberal, progressiveAntonyms middle-of-the-road, nonrevolutionary, unrevolutionary


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