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fanatic

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause
  • once he joined the movement, he became a fanatic

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fanatic

adjective
variants: or fanatical

Synonyms & Antonyms of fanatic (Entry 2 of 2)

being very far from the center of public opinion
  • because of her fanatical views, her friends know better than to try to discuss the issues with her

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“Fanatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fanatic. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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