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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-nat-uh-sahyz-uh m]
    • /fəˈnæt əˌsaɪz əm/
    • /fəˈnæt.ɪ.kəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-nat-uh-sahyz-uh m]
    • /fəˈnæt əˌsaɪz əm/

Definitions of fanaticism word

  • noun fanaticism fanatical character, spirit, or conduct. 1
  • noun fanaticism The quality of being fanatical. 1
  • noun fanaticism extremist beliefs 1
  • uncountable noun fanaticism Fanaticism is fanatical behaviour or the quality of being fanatical. 0
  • noun fanaticism wildly excessive or irrational devotion, dedication, or enthusiasm 0
  • noun fanaticism excessive and unreasonable zeal 0

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Origin of fanaticism

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1705-15; fanatic + -ism

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Parts of speech for Fanaticism


fanaticism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fanaticism

noun fanaticism

  • intolerance — lack of tolerance; unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect opinions or beliefs contrary to one's own.
  • zeal — fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
  • bigotry — Bigotry is the possession or expression of strong, unreasonable prejudices or opinions.
  • hatred — the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.
  • madness — the state of being mad; insanity.

Antonyms for fanaticism

noun fanaticism

  • doubt — to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe.
  • fairness — the state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness: I have to admit, in all fairness, that she would only be paid for part of the work.
  • impartiality — not partial or biased; fair; just: an impartial judge.
  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • indifference — lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.

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