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fanatical

[ fuh-nat-i-kuhl ]
/ fəˈnæt ɪ kəl /
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adjective

motivated or characterized by an extreme, uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.

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Also fanatic.

Origin of fanatical

First recorded in 1540–50; fanatic + -al1

synonym study for fanatical

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How to use fanatical in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fanatical

fanatical
/ (fəˈnætɪkəl) /

adjective

surpassing what is normal or accepted in enthusiasm for or belief in something; excessively or unusually dedicated or devoted

Derived forms of fanatical

fanatically, adverb
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