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Definition of Fanaticism

Fanaticism

  1. Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious frenzy.

Fanaticism Quotations

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun

Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia - even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
Hans Kung

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.
Arthur Miller

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

Fanaticism comes from any form of chosen blindness accompanying the pursuit of a single dogma.
John Berger
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Fanaticism Translations

fanaticism in French is fanatisme
fanaticism in German is Fanatismus
fanaticism in Hungarian is fanatizmus
fanaticism in Italian is fanatismo
fanaticism in Norwegian is fanatisme
fanaticism in Spanish is fanatismo
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