What is another word for fanatical?

Pronunciation: [fɐnˈatɪkə͡l] (IPA)

There are a number of words that can be used as synonyms for the term "fanatical." Some of these include zealous, passionate, enthusiastic, fervent, ardent, obsessed, and extreme. Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation, but all share the sense of strong devotion or belief. Zealous implies a high degree of devotion or dedication, while passionate suggests intense emotion or feeling. Fervent, ardent, and obsessed all imply a deep and almost overwhelming commitment or preoccupation. Finally, extreme connotes a level of intensity that goes beyond what might be considered reasonable or normal. All of these synonyms can be used to describe someone who is highly dedicated or committed to a particular cause, belief, or interest.

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What are the opposite words for fanatical?

The word fanatical often connotes a sense of extremism or obsessive behavior towards a particular belief, idea or cause. Its antonym would be moderate, which suggests a balanced and reasonable approach to things. Other antonyms that can be used for the word fanatical are indifferent, apathetic or unenthusiastic. These words imply a lack of passion or interest and point to a much more dispassionate or relaxed attitude towards any given situation. Rational, practical, and level-headed are more antonyms that can be used to refer to those who do not act out of extremism, but instead engage with matters in a reasonable and objective way.

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Usage examples for Fanatical

The more texts I knew the more fanatical I became.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
And so hard was Holbein himself hit by the fanatical excitement of the time that the Council's account-books show the paltry wage he was glad to earn for painting a few shields on some official building "in the borough of Waldenburg."
Beatrice Fortescue
She had very little of that self-consciousness which reveals itself in a fanatical absorption in minute attentions to one's appearance.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Fanatical

  • The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation.
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    Will Eisner
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  • One arrives at style only with atrocious effort, with fanatical and devoted stubbornness.
    Gustave Flaubert

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