Fanatic is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of fanatic, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
EXAMPLES - Fanatic in a Sentence
- Your fanatic is the best fighting machine yet invented. (source)
- A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room. (source)
- In my experience, the essential pop fanatic is a polygamist. (source)
- A political fanatic is not someone who wants to perfect himself. (source)
- As a news-fanatic, that is as close to news-porn that I have ever seen. (source)
- Sorry, but a fanatic is a fanatic, regardless of what sheepskin she wears. (source)
- You resemble nothing so much as a Palin fanatic circa Pearl Harbor Day 2008. (source)
- It also said that none of the graduates was known as fanatic or as extremist. (source)
- I am a big crossword fanatic, and there are several crossword games available right now. (source)
- Neither could you any longer apply to them the terms fanatic, enthusiast, or superstitious. (source)
- A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks th 'Lord wud do if He knew th' facts iv th 'case. (source)
- The fanatic is a man who mixes false fire with the true, and burns with a partly diabolical heat. (source)
- Just as the fanatic is the caricature of the true reformer, so was Alcott the caricature of Ripley. (source)
- He, in a recent televised debate, called Ahmadinejad a delusional fanatic, which is unusual language. (source)
- What genuine fanatic is going to be inspired by amateur terrorists who have trouble igniting gasoline? (source)
- I may be called a fanatic, cruel, mad; but the great and good God who made me ordains me in all things. (source)
- According to Santayana, the fanatic is a person who has lost sight of their goals and redoubled their efforts. (source)
- Dios ko magpatingin ka na sa doctor, ganyan ka na ba ka fanatic pati mga percentage pinapakialaman mo pa. he he. (source)
- I'm always worried some Red Sox fanatic is going to give Frank a little "Fenway massage" with a bat or something. (source)
- The man was everywhere, spreading his own gospel, and really helped epitomize what "fanatic" meant when we thought of a fan. (source)
- You'd have no idea, just from that, that I'm a Chesterton addict, a raving Tolkein fanatic, nor a huge fan of Kate di Camillo. (source)
- Interesting that a saudi based paper's article written by some shahid reza would use the word fanatic to describe another religion. (source)
- The pope says many parts of the world are now facing threats to peace, including terrorism and what he calls fanatic fundamentalist. (source)
- I'm a keyword fanatic and have found a way to seek out low competition, low cost, and highly effective keyword phrases for my Adwords campaigns. (source)
- "A fanatic is a wild enthusiast, who will listen to nothing which interferes with his demands; and an abolitionist is one who demands that the slaves shall be freed." (source)
- Adam B, help me to understand - now and again I post occasional comments on this blog - you on the other hand post comments on every thread - yet somehow I'm the 'fanatic' -???? (source)
- Swan, -- [William Swan is called a fanatic and a very rogue in other parts of the Diary.] -- an old hypocrite, and with him, his friend and my father, and my cozen Scott to the Bear Tavern. (source)
- A name is bestowed on them, as lately on the nobles; it is that of fanatic, which is equivalent to aristocrat, for it also designates public enemies likewise placed by it beyond the pale of the law. (source)
- The unread critic who is so ready with the word fanatic whenever alcohol is attacked might begin to derive from it some faint idea of the quality and massiveness of the evidence upon which our case is based. (source)
- Having been called a fanatic before simply because I don't want to eat animal flesh, I know that sometimes meat eaters can take things way out of proportion and blow them up due to their own discomfort, and sometimes even shame. (source)
- With my wife to my father's, where met with Swan, -- [William Swan is called a fanatic and a very rogue in other parts of the Diary.] -- an old hypocrite, and with him, his friend and my father, and my cozen Scott to the Bear Tavern. (source)
- Giving a whole new meaning to the term fanatic, this deranged devotee and No 1 fan of a romance-novel writer (James Caan), holds him against his will, forces a rewrite of the protagonist's fate and then sledgehammers his legs so he can't escape from her. (source)
- There is hardly a folly or a crime that has not been committed prayerfully and with a clear conscience; the saint and the criminal are sometimes psychologically indistinguishable indeed, by which name we call a fanatic may depend upon which side we are on. (source)
- To be a Star Wars fanatic is to have the universe infinitely open to all that may not exist, but exists to us not only in the movies, but also in debates with other fans, in consideration of what other worlds could possibly exist, but were never shown in the Star Wars movies, to even use a gift-wrap tube or anything else long enough as a lightsaber. (source)
- I bet this article gets a lot of play on the blogosphere, not so much because it appeals to conspiracy theorists, but because most bloggers see themselves as philosophers of questions great and small (even when, like me, they have none but the vaguest idea of how to approach a philosophical question) and probably are more apt to want to identify with Westhusing than with some NASCAR fanatic from the Arkansas National Guard who also volunteered for duty in Iraq. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "fanatic" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 21 synonyms for fanatic.
activist, addict, bigot, bug, crank, crazy, demon, devotee, enthusiast, extremist, fiend, fool, freak, maniac, militant, monomaniac, nut, radical, ultraist, visionary, zealot
We have 2 antonyms for fanatic.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of fanatic from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Fanatical.
- (adjective) Showing evidence of possession by a god or demon; frenzied, over-zealous.
- (noun) A person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects
- (noun) A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Same as fanatical.
- (noun) A person affected by zeal or enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one given to wild and extravagant notions of religion.
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
- (noun) a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)