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Synonyms for fanaticism
fəˈnæt əˌsɪz əmfa·nati·cism

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fanaticism

    Fanaticism is extravagant or even frenzied zeal; bigotry is obstinate and unreasoning attachment to a cause or creed; fanaticism and bigotry usually include intolerance, which is unwillingness to tolerate beliefs or opinions contrary to one's own; superstition is ignorant and irrational religious belief. Credulity is not distinctively religious, but is a general readiness to believe without sufficient evidence, with a proneness to accept the marvellous. Bigotry is narrow, fanaticism is fierce, superstition is ignorant, credulity is weak, intolerance is severe. Bigotry has not the capacity to reason fairly, fanaticism has not the patience, superstition has not the knowledge and mental discipline, intolerance has not the disposition. Bigotry, fanaticism, and superstition are perversions of the religious sentiment; credulity and intolerance often accompany skepticism or atheism.

    Synonyms:
    bigotry, credulity, intolerance, superstition

    Antonyms:
    cynicism, free-thinking, indifference, latitudinarianism

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fanaticism

    Synonyms:
    frenzy, enthusiasm, superstition, bigotry

    Antonyms:
    indifference, latitudinarianism, disbelief, profanity, disregard, skepticism, coldness, cynicism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fanaticism, fanatism, zealotrynoun

    excessive intolerance of opposing views

    Synonyms:
    zealotry, fanatism

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fanaticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    religious frenzy, irrational enthusiasm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fanaticism":

    bigotry, fanatical, intolerance, fanatic

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How to use fanaticism in a sentence?

  1. Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON:

    Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

  2. Elie Wiesel, O Magazine, November 2000:

    I have no doubt that faith is only pure when it does not negate the faith of another. I have no doubt that evil can be fought and that indifference is no option. I have no doubt that fanaticism is dangerous. And of all the books in the world on life, I have no doubt that the life of one person weighs more than them all.

  3. Arthur Miller:

    The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.

  4. Carl Sagan:

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

  5. Julien Casters:

    (Sharing) this hashtag is a way of saying, 'We are Muslims and we are also victims of the religious fanaticism,'.


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