fanaticism

[ fuh-nat-uh-sahyz-uh m ]
/ fəˈnæt əˌsaɪz əm /

noun

fanatical character, spirit, or conduct.

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Origin of fanaticism

First recorded in 1705–15; fanatic + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for fanaticism

fanaticism
/ (fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

wildly excessive or irrational devotion, dedication, or enthusiasm
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