from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Possessed with or motivated by excessive, irrational zeal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wild and extravagant in opinions, particularly in religious opinions; extreme, or maintaining opinions in an extreme way; especially, inordinately zealous, enthusiastic, or bigoted.
  • Of an extravagant, extreme, or inordinately zealous kind: as, fanatical ideas.
  • Synonyms Enthusiastic, Fanatical, etc. See enthusiastic and superstition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Characteristic of, or relating to, fanaticism; fanatic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having an extreme, irrational zeal or enthusiasm for a specific cause

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea


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