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fanatic

División en sílabas: fa·nat·ic
Pronunciación: /fəˈnadik
 
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Definición de fanatic en inglés:

sustantivo

1A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause.
Example sentences
  • Much to the chagrin of my room-mates, come election time I will roam around extolling the necessity of voting with the zeal of a religious fanatic.
  • The extreme right wing religious fanatics truly scare me beyond belief.
  • Wesley's eyes glint with a religious fanatic's zeal.
Sinónimos
zealot, extremist, militant, dogmatist, devotee, adherent;
sectarian, bigot, partisan, radical, diehard
informal maniac
1.1 [often with modifier] informal A person with an obsessive interest in and enthusiasm for something, especially an activity: a fitness fanatic
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Andy, whose first column begins today, says you don't need to become a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits of better health.
  • Owned by sports fanatic Paul Allen, ‘Sporting News’ caters to the passionate fan.
  • ‘Cinderella Man’ was written by New York lawyer and boxing fanatic Michael DeLise.

adjetivo

[attributive] Volver al principio  
Filled with or expressing excessive zeal: his fanatic energy
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But at all times, a clear distinction must be held between Muslims and fanatic nihilists, for the former desire the furtherment of society, while the latter do not believe in society at all.
  • By razing the Babri masjid to the ground first and then doing ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Gujarat, fanatic Hindus have brought the genie of Hindutva out of the bottle.
  • Something which has started in Chechnya during the first war was already pointing in the direction of fanatic fundamentalist, global Islamist resistance.

Origen

mid 16th century (as an adjective): from French fanatique or Latin fanaticus 'of a temple, inspired by a god', from fanum 'temple'. The adjective originally described behavior or speech that might result from possession by a god or demon, hence the earliest sense of the noun 'a religious maniac' (mid 17th century).

Derivados

fanaticize

1
Pronunciación: /fəˈnatəˌsīz/
verbo
Example sentences
  • As the nation ate breakfast on Sunday, its emotions ran the gamut from vengeful anger to violent jubilation, from one extreme to the other of the fanaticized political spectrum.
  • Faced with fanaticized masses, the modern world has long clung to the view that it was dealing with the peculiarities of backward societies.
  • Secret clubs of Rome, especially the "Circolo Romano", under the direction of Ciceruacchio, fanaticized the mob with their radicalism and were the real rulers of Rome.

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