Definition of fanaticism in English:

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fanaticism

Pronunciation: /fəˈnatɪsɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass 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.
Synonyms
zealotry, zeal, extremism, militancy, sectarianism, fundamentalism, bigotry, dogmatism, chauvinism, radicalism, immoderation
obsessiveness, over-enthusiasm, addiction, fixation, madness, monomania, immoderation, passion, infatuation;
enthusiasm, dedication, devotion, single-mindedness
informal fandom

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