fanaticism

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

noun

fanatical character, spirit, or conduct.

Nearby words

  1. fana test,
  2. fanagalo,
  3. fanakalo,
  4. fanatic,
  5. fanatical,
  6. fanaticize,
  7. fanback,
  8. fanbase,
  9. fanboy,
  10. fancied

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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Word Origin and History for fanaticism

fanaticism

n.

1650s, from fanatic + -ism.

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