Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive, irrational zeal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic or practice of being a fanatic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion, politics or ideology; religious frenzy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or conduct of a fanatic; inordinate zeal or bigotry; the entertainment of wild and extravagant notions, especially in regard to religion.
  • n. Synonyms Credulity, Bigotry, etc. See superstition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excessive intolerance of opposing views

Etymologies

fanatic +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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