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FANATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fanatic mean? 

FANATIC (noun)
  The noun FANATIC has 1 sense:

1. a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

  Familiarity information: FANATIC used as a noun is very rare.


FANATIC (adjective)
  The adjective FANATIC has 1 sense:

1. marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

  Familiarity information: FANATIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FANATIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fanatic; fiend

Context example:

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject

Hypernyms ("fanatic" is a kind of...):

enthusiast; partisan; partizan (an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity)


FANATIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

Synonyms:

fanatic; fanatical; overzealous; rabid

Context example:

rabid isolationist

Similar:

passionate (having or expressing strong emotions)


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