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Synonyms for fanatic

Synonyms for fanatic

one who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures

one zealously devoted to a religion

a person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity

holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs

Synonyms for fanatic

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


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

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BoostMySale that has catered to a broad mix of clients and is capable of handling huge online traffic will be offering their platform to Fanatic that is expecting around 100,000 hits a month.
Next, find out the disciplines the fanatic incorporates into his or her business.
In addition to Fanatic Fans mobile app and FanaticFans.
Under the terms of the partnership, the university will encourage students and event attendees to engage with Fanatic Fans before and during live events using its social media pages, e-mail notifications and in-game promotions and contests.
The Fanatic Fans app can be downloaded free of charge from the Entertainment Category of the Android Market.
According to Phileleftheros newspaper, special concerns were raised about the planned visit to the Saint Kyriakos Church in Paphos because a number of the fanatics oppose dialogue between the Orthodox and Catholic churches.
Talk of the presence of fanatic groups in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and that some fundamentalist groups have plotted terrorist attacks in this or that camp is a figment of the imagination, said Fatah representative in Lebanon Sultan Abul Einein, the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Sunday.
Despite not having a name that hints at mental illness - they are known as the Fanatics - the Aussie Army's wackiness should not be underestimated.
The word was borrowed into English as fanatic in the 1500s with this sense.
The self-proclaimed "Star Wars" fanatic spent two years developing the model.
Mark's mum Coleen, 47, said: "Mark was a football and fitness fanatic so every year in his memory friends and family organise a five-a-side football tournament at the Southlands Centre where he was a member of the gym.
The religious fanatic who opposes abortion by bombing abortion clinics acts on the same principle as the religious fanatic who burns an embassy in protest of so-called blasphemous cartoons published in the embassy's home country.
The fanatic excuses the death of his co-religionist in his murderous attack.
That is my belief, but please don't call me a fanatic or I'll thump you
Stand in line, Pat; we think another religious fanatic is already salivating at a chance to do the honors; his name's Osama bin Laden," editorialized the newspaper.