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Definition of "fanatic" []

  • A person marked or motivated by an extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm, as for a cause. (noun)
  • Fanatical. (adjective)
  • A person whose enthusiasm or zeal for something is extreme or beyond normal limits (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person devoted to a particular hobby or pastime; fan (noun)

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Use "fanatic" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "Sorry, but a fanatic is a fanatic, regardless of what sheepskin she wears."
  • "The pope says many parts of the world are now facing threats to peace, including terrorism and what he calls fanatic fundamentalist."