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synonyms for fanaticism

  • bigotry
  • extremism
  • hatred
  • intolerance
  • zeal
  • zealotry
  • abandonment
  • arbitrariness
  • bias
  • contumacy
  • dedication
  • devotion
  • dogma
  • enthusiasm
  • faction
  • frenzy
  • illiberality
  • immoderation
  • infatuation
  • injustice
  • madness
  • monomania
  • obsessiveness
  • obstinacy
  • partiality
  • partisanship
  • passion
  • prejudice
  • rage
  • single-mindedness
  • stubbornness
  • superstition
  • tenacity
  • transport
  • unfairness
  • unruliness
  • violence
  • willfulness
  • incorrigibility
  • unreasonableness
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antonyms for fanaticism

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  • apathy
  • calmness
  • dislike
  • doubt
  • fairness
  • impartiality
  • indifference
  • irresolution
  • justice
  • peace
  • peacefulness
  • disinterest
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How to use fanaticism in a sentence

The vast majority of my personal acquaintances are non-runners, in the sense that, for them, anything beyond occasionally doing a light jog or taking part in a Thanksgiving 5K is a clear sign of unhinged fanaticism.
THE BARKLEY MARATHONS AND THE ALLURE OF DISCOMFORTMARTIN FRITZ HUBERAPRIL 23, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The wave of religious fanaticism sweeping over the land might recede as rapidly as it had risen.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The abbey was founded by William the Lion in 1178, but war, fire and fanaticism have left it sadly fragmentary.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Against plays, players, and playgoers they waged in pulpit and pamphlet a warfare characterized by the most intense fanaticism.
SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSESJOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS
But no story is too absurd to be imposed on minds blinded by religious and political fanaticism.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
In short, he knows little of the human mind who does not know that fanaticism renders the populace capable of anything.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Against her inclination, Andrea cast a second look on the face animated by a feeling like a martyr's in fanaticism.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
An enthusiast in dying proves nothing but that religious fanaticism is often stronger than the love of life.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Assassination and incendiarism were the common instruments of this diabolical association of fanaticism and bigotry.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Do you not see, in fact, the excesses to which fanaticism and zeal drive the wisest and best meaning men?
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FANATICISM

  • Jim Crowism
  • bias
  • discrimination
  • dogmatism
  • fanaticism
  • injustice
  • narrow-mindedness
  • partiality
  • provincialism
  • racialism
  • racism
  • sectarianism
  • sexism
  • unfairness
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