Antonyms for fanatic

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Since I have seized my own liberty I am a fanatic for freedom.

For the fanatic is one of the hinges which swing the door of the modern world.

The fanatic is troublesome, but comparatively easy to deal with.

The great reformer was held a fanatic, intent on destroying government.

One word as to the alleged "intolerance of the fanatic Orangemen of Belfast."

Fritz, besides, had all the stern enthusiasm of a fanatic in the cause.

This nonplussed the fanatic, who had come possibly with an eye to business.

Her life is essentially not calculated to make her a fanatic for truth.

This is the reason why the fanatic Mussulman is absolutely indifferent to danger.

It is not merely that I, the fanatic, have had to grope without humour.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "insane person," from Latin fanaticus "mad, enthusiastic, inspired by a god," also "furious, mad," originally, "pertaining to a temple," from fanum "temple," related to festus "festive" (see feast). Meaning "zealous person" is mid-17c. As an adjective, in English, 1530s, "furious;" meaning "characterized by excessive enthusiasm," especially in religion (of Nonconformists), is from 1640s.

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