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Synonyms for fanaticism

Synonyms for fanaticism

excessive intolerance of opposing views

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The two females, as they held each a hand of Ilbrahim, formed a practical allegory; it was rational piety and unbridled fanaticism contending for the empire of a young heart.
The old man, though his fanaticism had generally all the calmness of reason, was deeply moved while reciting this tale; and his unwonted emotion seemed to rebuke and keep down that of his companion.
Catharine's fanaticism had become wilder by the sundering of all human ties; and wherever a scourge was lifted there was she to receive the blow, and whenever a dungeon was unbarred thither she came, to cast herself upon the floor.
Finally, the confession, at the very moment when the case was hopelessly muddled by the false evidence given by Nikolay through melancholy and fanaticism, and when, moreover, there were no proofs against the real criminal, no suspicions even (Porfiry Petrovitch fully kept his word) --all this did much to soften the sentence.
The obstinacy and avarice of the Jews being thus in a measure placed in opposition to the fanaticism that tyranny of those under whom they lived, seemed to increase in proportion to the persecution with which they were visited; and the immense wealth they usually acquired in commerce, while it frequently placed them in danger, was at other times used to extend their influence, and to secure to them a certain degree of protection.
They had, however, what supplied the place of those fine qualities," replied the young man, "and that was fanaticism.
Terrorism, fanaticism and sectarianism are not the fate of the people and in a Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, there is no room for such societal menaces, he added.
ISLAMABAD -- Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said that the 18th day of October was an important day in the national calendar as on this day in 2007 the battle line was drawn between democracy and pluralism on the one hand and religious fanaticism and bigotry on the other.
Brooks, 63, reasons that the North Korean leadership is working to achieve a rational goal, while Iran's leadership is simply blinded by religious fanaticism.
Due to the unanimous decisions, made by political and military leadership, tremendous achievements have been made in the war against terrorism and it is sanguine to note that the commitment of Pakistani nation for elimination of terrorism and fanaticism is unwavering,' he added.
TAP) -- A co-operation promotion programme with the associations to prevent violence and fanaticism was launched Saturday starting from Sidi Bouzid.
He also added that the only fanaticism that should be allowed is the "fanaticism of love", while saying that true faith "is one that makes us more charitable, more merciful, more honest, and more humane.
Even the mere suggestion of fanaticism as a description is insulting-not just to these two religious feasts, but to millions of Filipino devotees and Christians in general.
There is, however, an aspect of football that could also be dangerous: fanaticism.
France hailed Moroccos strong commitment to the fight against fanaticism and expressed its willingness to work with the Kingdom to fight against radicalization and terrorism.