fanatic

  • 1 fanatic — FANÁTIC, Ă, fanatici, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj., s.m. şi f. (Om) dominat de fanatism. 2. adj. (Despre manifestările oamenilor) Care exprimă, trădează fanatism. – Din fr. fanatique, lat. fanaticus …

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  • 2 Fanatic — Fa*nat ic, a. [L. fanaticus inspired by divinity, enthusiastic, frantic, fr. fanum fane: cf. F. fanatique. See {Fane}.] Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 fanatic — (n.) 1520s, insane person, from L. fanaticus mad, enthusiastic, inspired by a god, also furious, mad, originally, pertaining to a temple, from fanum temple, related to festus festive (see FEAST (Cf. feast)). Meaning zealous person is mid 17c. As… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Fanatic — Fa*nat ic, n. A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion. [1913 Webster] There is a new word, coined within few months, called fanatics, which, by the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 fanatic — index addict, addicted, bigot, demagogue, dictatorial, drastic, eager, fanatical, malcontent …

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  • 6 fanatic — n bigot, enthusiast, zealot …

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  • 7 fanatic — [n] person overenthusiastic about an interest activist, addict, bigot, bug*, crank*, crazy, demon, devotee, enthusiast, extremist, fiend*, fool, freak, maniac, militant, monomaniac, nut*, radical, ultraist, visionary, zealot; concepts 352,359,366 …

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  • 8 fanatic — ► NOUN 1) a person filled with excessive zeal, especially for an extreme political or religious cause. 2) informal a person with an obsessive enthusiasm for a pastime or hobby. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ filled with or expressing excessive zeal. DERIVATIVES… …

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  • 9 fanatic — [fə nat′ik] adj. [< L fanaticus, of a temple, hence enthusiastic, inspired < fanum, a temple: see FANE] FANATICAL n. a person whose extreme zeal, piety, etc. goes beyond what is reasonable; zealot SYN. ZEALOT …

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  • 10 fanatic — n. 1) a religious fanatic 2) a fanatic to + inf. (he had to be a fanatic to do that) * * * [fə nætɪk] a religious fanatic a fanatic to + inf. (he had to be a fanatic to do that) …

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  • 11 fanatic — /feuh nat ik/, n. 1. a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics. adj. 2. fanatical. [1515 25; < L fanaticus pertaining to a temple, inspired by orgiastic rites, frantic, equiv. to fan(um) temple +… …

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  • 12 FANatic — infobox television show name = FANatic caption = format = Reality television runtime = 30 minutes creator = starring = opentheme = endtheme = country = USA network = MTV first aired = July 6, 1998 last aired = April 2000 num episodes = imdb id =… …

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  • 13 Fanatic — Boards More Holding SA Unternehmensform GmbH Unternehmenssitz Montreux Umsatz 60,9 Mio. CHF (2007) Branche Sportartikel …

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  • 14 fanatic — fa|nat|ic1 [ fə nætık ] noun count 1. ) someone who has very strong religious or political beliefs that often make them behave in an unreasonable way: attacks by religious fanatics 2. ) someone who likes a sport or activity very much: a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 fanatic — [[t]fənæ̱tɪk[/t]] fanatics 1) N COUNT (disapproval) 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… …

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  • 16 fanatic — I UK [fəˈnætɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms fanatic : singular fanatic plural fanatics 1) someone who has very strong religious or political beliefs that often make them behave in an unreasonable way attacks by religious fanatics 2) someone… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 fanatic — fa•nat•ic [[t]fəˈnæt ɪk[/t]] n. 1) a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics; zealot 2) fanatical • Etymology: 1515–25; < L fānāticus pertaining to a temple, der. of fānum temple syn: fanatic,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 fanatic — noun 1 (informal) person who is enthusiastic about sth ADJECTIVE ▪ baseball, cricket, football, sports, etc. ▪ He s a real football fanatic. ▪ fitness …

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  • 19 fanatic — fa|nat|ic [fəˈnætık] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: fanaticus made wild or mad by the gods , from fanum religious building ] 1.) someone who has extreme political or religious ideas and is often dangerous = ↑extremist ▪ fanatics who… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 fanatic — or fanatical adjective Etymology: Latin fanaticus inspired by a deity, frenzied, from fanum temple more at feast Date: 1550 marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion < they re fanatic about politics > • fanatic noun •… …

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