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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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They have fanaticized that by that time the security situation would undergo a dramatic change in their favor.
Yvan Cliche, whose master's thesis described radical Islamic politics, contributed the following translated materials to Le Devoir: [Translation] In these early years of the 1990s, radical Islamism now has a military and terrorist infrastructure which was developed by guerrillas against the Russians and which is capable of assembling, in one place, an armada of men who have been fanaticized and indoctrinated by a mysticism that mixes religion and guns.
It is amazing to me how often evolution proponents seem as fanaticized as religious people sometimes are.
The followers, in that way fanaticized and carried away by a blind faith in their young Shah, proclaimed his divine character, prostrated themselves before him in prayers, and threw themselves into battle with abandon.
Though he loves New York City now, Lamas, a quintessential California kid, says he fanaticized about California every day during his early teenage years in the Northeast.
As far as the Arab nations are concerned, America, giving unquestioned legitimacy to despotic regimes, refusing any recognition of home-grown alternative democratic forces, favored the emergence of a bearded opposition who in time must become radicalized and fanaticized to the point where they can be exterminated as vermin.
The decrees they issued in quick succession reflect simplistic religious notions that must have been soaked up either during basic religious training in the countryside or in the fanaticized atmosphere of refugee camps.
Antithesis (-) The practice and consequences of revolutions in the twentieth century -- subordination of the individual to arbitrary authority of the state, loss of all liberty, civil rights to legal redress against the demands of a brutal, fanaticized ruling party.