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fanaticism

Syllabification: fa·nat·i·cism
Pronunciation: /fəˈnadəˌsizəm
 
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Definition of fanaticism in English:

noun

The quality of being fanatical: the dangers of religious fanaticism
More example sentences
  • There seems to be a fanaticism on the part of those who legislate, for how come there is no variation of punishment?
  • They are saying that many of us think that terrorism and religious fanaticism are part of the Islamic way of life.
  • Still, fanaticism doesn't strike a chord with the majority of the region's Muslims.

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