Definition Definition

fanatic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'fanatic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Fanatic [ a.]
- Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions.
2 . Fanatic [ n.]
- A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.

Meaning of 'fanatic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . fanatic [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
Example in sentence:
  • A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject
2 . fanatic [ s]
Meaning (2):
- marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
Example in sentence:
  • rabid isolationist