fanatical


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

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

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It is the most fanatical Mohammedan purgatory out of Arabia.
Her voice was soft and musical--Tarzan could scarce realize that its possessor in a moment more would be transformed by the fanatical ecstasy of religious zeal into a wild-eyed and bloodthirsty executioner, who, with dripping knife, would be the first to drink her victim's red, warm blood from the little golden cup that stood upon the altar.
Had it not been for the accursed interference of yon fanatical dotard, and the fool of Goodalricke, who, being a Templar, affects to think and judge according to the ordinary rules of humanity, the office of the Champion Defender had devolved, not on a Preceptor, but on a Companion of the Order.
And here was her boy going through it all over again, for himself, learning the dull religion of toil from one of its most fanatical priests.
Tennyson now spent much of his time in London, on terms of friendship with many literary men, including Carlyle, who almost made an exception in his favor from his general fanatical contempt for poetry.
He seemed to be an absolute ruler over the fanatical mob, for the sight of him put a sudden stop to the clamor.
He was in a manner devoted to it with a sort of inert fanaticism, or perhaps rather with a fanatical inertness.
I believe my brother could see me burned like a witch for such a thing, But then, the very thought of such fanatical cruelty heightened my old hatred of his dingy old antiquarian fussiness and my longing for the youth and liberty that called to me from the sea.
We'll never beg for talks,' the APHC Chairman said, adding that the authorities in Delhi were irrational, following fanatical dogma and lack political understanding.
APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani asked the parents in occupied Kashmir to take care of education imparted to their children in schools and keep their wards away from fanatical institutions.
Created by electric car campaign Go Ultra Low, and spearheaded by TV presenter Angela Rippon, the competition aims to show that older women can be as fanatical about cars as younger males.
LES MISERABLES Channel 4, 9pm A former prisoner tries to lead an honest life in post-revolutionary France, despite being pursued everywhere by fanatical police inspector.
Summary: Prime Minister David Cameron announced the move following talks with President Barack Obama at the White House, warning that they both faced a "poisonous and fanatical ideology".
He makes speeches (to make him sound grand) about taking tough measures to control fanatical extremists in this country.
Speeding up the process of withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan might result in "a dangerous expansion of fanatical Islamic forces," said President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at a press conference with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on November 25 in Astana.