(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. zeal, zealotry, extremism, militancy, dogmatism, bigotry, intolerance, obsession, prejudice, superstition, narrow-mindedness, monomania, injustice, obstinacy, stubbornness, bias, unreasonableness, unreasoning zeal, excessive enthusiasm, overenthusiasm, overzealousness, partiality, devotion, warmth, fervor, ardor, partisanship, violence, immoderation, radicalism, ultraism, wild and extravagant notions, singlemindedness, infatuation, dogma, arbitrariness, tenacity, enthusiasm, abandonment, frenzy, passion.
Ant. moderation, tolerance, indifference*.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[fuh NAT uh siz um]
excessive enthusiasm or zeal.
Her fanaticism led her into performing terrorist acts.
SYN.: zeal, overenthusiasm, fervor, obsession, monomania, single-mindedness, devotion, passion, dogmatism, bigotry, militantism. ''False fire of an overheated mind.''—William Cowper.
ANT.: moderation, apathy, indifference

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