fanaticism

  • 1 Fanaticism — is an emotion of being filled with excessive, uncritical zeal, particularly for an extreme religious or political cause or in some cases sports, or with an obsessive enthusiasm for a pastime or hobby. Philosopher George Santayana defines… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Fanaticism — Fa*nat i*cism, n. [Cf. {Fanatism}.] Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion, politics or ideology; religious frenzy. Syn: See {Superstition}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 fanaticism — index ardor, compulsion (obsession), obsession, passion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 fanaticism — 1650s, from FANATIC (Cf. fanatic) + ISM (Cf. ism) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 fanaticism — [n] overenthusiasm abandonment, arbitrariness, bias, bigotry, contumacy, dedication, devotion, dogma, enthusiasm, extremism, faction, frenzy, hatred, illiberality, immoderation, incorrigibility, infatuation, injustice, intolerance, madness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 fanaticism — [fə nat′ə siz΄əm] n. excessive and unreasonable zeal …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 fanaticism — [[t]fənæ̱tɪsɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Fanaticism is fanatical behaviour or the quality of being fanatical. ...a protest against intolerance and religious fanaticism. Syn: extremism …

    English dictionary

  • 8 fanaticism — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. zeal, zealotry, extremism, militancy, dogmatism, bigotry, intolerance, obsession, prejudice, superstition, narrow mindedness, monomania, injustice, obstinacy, stubbornness, bias, unreasonableness, unreasoning zeal,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 fanaticism — fa|nat|i|cis|m [fəˈnætısızəm] n [U] extreme political or religious beliefs used to show disapproval = ↑extremism ▪ The bombing symbolizes the worst of religious fanaticism …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 fanaticism — fanatizmas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Aistringas, aklas atsidavimas savo įsitikinimams; beatodairiškas tikėjimas kurio nors reikalo, idėjos teisingumu. Fanatizmas susijęs su nepakantumu svetimoms pažiūroms ir siekiams.… …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 11 fanaticism — fanatic ► NOUN 1) a person filled with excessive zeal, especially for an extreme political or religious cause. 2) informal a person with an obsessive enthusiasm for a pastime or hobby. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ filled with or expressing excessive zeal.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 fanaticism — noun Date: 1652 fanatic outlook or behavior …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 fanaticism — /feuh nat euh suyz euhm/, n. fanatical character, spirit, or conduct. [1705 15; FANATIC + ISM] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 fanaticism — noun The characteristic or practice of being a fanatic …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 fanaticism — fa·nat·i·cism fə nat ə .siz əm n fanatic outlook or behavior esp. as exhibited by excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions on some subject …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 fanaticism — Synonyms and related words: agitation, authoritarianism, balkiness, bias, bibliolatry, bigotry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, bluster, brawl, broil, brouhaha, bullheadedness, cacophony, chaos, charismatic gift, charismatic movement,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 fanaticism — fa|nat|i|cism [ fə nætə,sızəm ] noun uncount very strong religious or political beliefs that make someone behave in an unreasonable way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 fanaticism — fa nat·i·cism || fÉ™ nætɪsɪzm n. zeal, extremism, radicalism …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 fanaticism — n. Religious frenzy, irrational enthusiasm, rabid zeal …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 fanaticism — noun (U) extreme political or religious beliefs …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English