Part of speech: noun

The spirit or conduct of a fanatic; unreasonable zeal.

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Usage examples "fanaticism":

  1. I am entirely with you as far as concerns the disorganising influence which religious fanaticism exercises upon life. - "The Forerunners", Romain Rolland.
  2. " Oh, that's fanaticism," Deede Dawson answered. - "The Bittermeads Mystery", E. R. Punshon.
  3. Did this passion blend with the vein of fanaticism in his nature? - "James VI and the Gowrie Mystery", Andrew Lang.