Definitions of fanaticism

  1. excessive intolerance of opposing views Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Extravagant or frenzied zeal; wild enthusiasm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Extravagant and exclusive, specially religious, zeal or devotion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Wild and extravagant notions in religious subjects. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for fanaticism

  1. From the pained, angry confusion he felt when he looked at the books had emerged a feeling of fanaticism of feud and war, in which his spirit regained its own kind of self- respect. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  2. The influence and fanaticism whether ecclesiastical or political, of potentially hostile organizations, firmly entrenched within their ancestral strongholds, are formidable. – Citadel of Faith by Shoghi Effendi