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Meaning of FANATICISM

Pronunciation:  fu'nati`sIzum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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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