Origin of fanatic
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After reading Ever Yours, if nothing else, one can start to understand how such a fanatic mind could produce such fanatic art.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His tone as captured by the video he then posted on Facebook is not manifestly that of some a fanatic or a psychopath.Don’t Turn This Malaysia Airlines Pilot Into Flight 370’s Richard Jewell|Michael Daly|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But a Banksy fanatic allegedly captured the artist in the act earlier today on the streets of New York City.Banksy Snapped? This Is Allegedly a Photograph of the Graffiti Artist at Work in New York City|Marlow Stern|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They crave the spectacular drama of innocent death, and their evil calls to mind names like madman, maniac, fanatic, and monster.The Army Life, Mundane and Hideously Violent, by Turns|Brian Van Reet|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He is now one of the proud multitude the NRA labels a “fanatic.”Tina Brown: I Know Who Hillary’s Running Mate Should Be|Tina Brown|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Anthony repeated, with a fanatic force that caused Johnson Boller to snort disgustedly and throw up his hands.In And Out|Edgar Franklin
Yet none but an enthusiast or fanatic could condemn it as iniquitous.
He was considered by people as a fanatic because he was making money in the whisky business, and sold out rather than continue it.Steve P. Holcombe, the Converted Gambler|Rev. Gross Alexander
Above all, I must let no Christian say that the philosopher dared less than the fanatic.
This was assisted by the fact that they made common cause with their conquerors against the fanatic Almoravides and Almohades.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1|Henry Charles Lea
Word Origin for fanatic
1520s, "insane person," from Latin fanaticus "mad, enthusiastic, inspired by a god," also "furious, mad," originally, "pertaining to a temple," from fanum "temple," related to festus "festive" (see feast). Meaning "zealous person" is mid-17c. As an adjective, in English, 1530s, "furious;" meaning "characterized by excessive enthusiasm," especially in religion (of Nonconformists), is from 1640s.
A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. [attributed to Winston Churchill]