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fanaticism

[fuh-nat-uh-sahyz-uh m] /fəˈnæt əˌsaɪz əm/
noun
1.
fanatical character, spirit, or conduct.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; fanatic + -ism
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  • The danger is that this fanaticism could be hijacked by even more radical groups, of which there is no shortage.
  • In the long term, such white-hot fanaticism may burn out and even disappear, making way for new kinds of zealotry.
  • No one is as surprised as me by the fanaticism surrounding this computer.
  • Foodie fanaticism is giving the rest of us indigestion.
  • If you want to be taken seriously you need to abandon the all or nothing fanaticism and embrace a balanced science oriented view.
  • The second was the growing fanaticism of the fringe.
  • It's as if they understand my particular brand of lunacy and fanaticism.
  • Their faith in a glorious hereafter stops well short of stereotypical burning-eyed fanaticism.
  • The haters can counter only with repression, regression and fanaticism.
  • One must remember that fanaticism in any area leads to ignorance, and that is exactly the case here.
British Dictionary definitions for fanaticism

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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