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
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 zealor enthusiasmfor 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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Its no coincidence that the word fanatical comes up so often when talking about this companys customer service ethic.
You know they are extremely verdant, as well as what you term fanatical, and they are not likely to make any capital out of such
We did not believe what history had told us on her every bloody page, that a tyrant, or a class of tyranical men would commit all crimes of which human nature is capable, under the vain fanatical belief that they could put man down and keep him down.
You call it fanatical, and so does the world; but it has been, and ever is, the most comfortable animating doctrine of the Jewish church, from David "the sweet Psalmist of Israel," and of the Church Of CHRIST, from its institution.
In a 2007 interview with the Design Museum in Britain, he says Apple's design process is characterized by "fanatical care beyond the obvious stuff: the obsessive attention to details that are often overlooked, like cables and power adaptors."
Mainstream dailies denounced such reforms as "fanatical" - but years later they became law.
â â When Celia was six, âWe did have to have a small conversation about defining what the word fanatical means,â says Kuchta. âNow we can say the m-word.
(the same Greek) wind : rapt out of themselves: still not in fanatical excitement (1Co 14: 32).
It sickens me everyday when I get called a fanatical liberal by my friends and co-workers.
And among her siblings, Toby was known as fanatical about doing the right thing.