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fanatical

[fuh-nat-i-kuh l] /fəˈnæt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
motivated or characterized by an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.
Also, fanatic.
Origin of fanatical
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; fanatic + -al1
Related forms
fanatically, adverb
fanaticalness, noun
nonfanatical, adjective
nonfanatically, adverb
unfanatical, adjective
unfanatically, adverb
Synonyms
enthusiastic, zealous, frenzied, rabid.
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fanatical

/fəˈnætɪkəl/
adjective
1.
surpassing what is normal or accepted in enthusiasm for or belief in something; excessively or unusually dedicated or devoted
Derived Forms
fanatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for fanatical
adj.

1540s, from fanatic + -al (1). Related: Fanatically.

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