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Pronunciation:  fu'nati`sIzum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  excessive intolerance of opposing views

FANATICISM is a 10 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: zealotry
 See Also: intolerance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fa*nat"i*cism\, n. [Cf. {Fanatism}.]
Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and
extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion;
religious frenzy.

Syn: See {Superstition}.

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