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fanaticism

[fuh-nat-uh-sahyz-uh m] /fəˈnæt əˌsaɪz əm/
noun
1.
fanatical character, spirit, or conduct.
Origin of fanaticism
1705-1715
1705-15; fanatic + -ism
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fanaticism

/fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
wildly excessive or irrational devotion, dedication, or enthusiasm
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Word Origin and History for fanaticism
n.

1650s, from fanatic + -ism.

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