Part of speech: noun

One intemperate in zeal; a religious zealot.

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Usage examples "fanatic":

  1. You can see for yourself what a fanatic he is." - "The Necromancers", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. Grant nodded good- humouredly, for he was not a fanatic, but an American with a firm belief in the greatness of his country's destiny, who, however, realized that faith alone was scarcely sufficient. - "The Cattle-Baron's Daughter", Harold Bindloss.
  3. The appearance of this fanatic Cluny monk is of the greatest importance as heralding a new influence in the development and history of Spanish ecclesiastical architecture. - "Cathedrals of Spain", John A. (John Allyne) Gade.