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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-nat-ik]
    • /fəˈnæt ɪk/
    • /fəˈnæt.ɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-nat-ik]
    • /fəˈnæt ɪk/

Definitions of fanatic word

  • noun fanatic a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics. 1
  • abbreviation FANATIC fanatical. 1
  • noun fanatic A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause. 1
  • noun fanatic person overly enthusiastic 1
  • countable noun fanatic If you describe someone as a fanatic, you disapprove of them because you consider their behaviour or opinions to be very extreme, for example in the way they support particular religious or political ideas. 0
  • countable noun fanatic If you say that someone is a fanatic, you mean that they are very enthusiastic about a particular activity, sport, or way of life. 0

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Origin of fanatic

First appearance:

before 1515
One of the 27% oldest English words
1515-25; < Latin fānāticus pertaining to a temple, inspired by orgiastic rites, frantic, equivalent to fān(um) temple + -āticus, equivalent to -āt(us) -ate1 + -icus -ic

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Parts of speech for Fanatic


fanatic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fanatic usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fanatic

noun fanatic

  • devotee — Someone who is a devotee of a subject or activity is very enthusiastic about it.
  • bigot — If you describe someone as a bigot, you mean that they are bigoted.
  • freak — a fleck or streak of color.
  • maniac — Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator and Computer
  • radical — of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference.

adjective fanatic

  • fanatical — motivated or characterized by an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.
  • passionate — having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid: a passionate advocate of socialism.
  • addicted — Someone who is addicted to a harmful drug cannot stop taking it.
  • extreme — Reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.
  • enthusiastic — Having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

Antonyms for fanatic

noun fanatic

  • conservative — A Conservative politician or voter is a member of or votes for the Conservative Party in Britain.
  • moderate — kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.

adjective fanatic

  • indifferent — without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.

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