fanatical fanatical  /fə ˈnæ tɪ kəl/


  • (adj) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea



  1. But beneath the chaos is a fanatical order, the desperate artistry of a genius scribbling as his life ran out Bolao died of liver disease in Spain in 2003.
  2. He's also a fanatical sailor.
  3. In fact, for abortion opponents whose views fall anywhere short of fanatical absolutism, the answer ought to be easy as well: full speed ahead.


  1. Leaks shed light on secretive NSA

    A former official who spoke on background information to CNN described the NSA as "incredibly aggressive." However, he also said they were "fanatical" about Americans' privacy.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Las Vegas

  2. Garden Guru: History, high tea to be served on Malden garden tour

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- By day, Larry Rowe is a busy lawyer, but by night he is a fanatical gardening phenom. His landscape and his historic house are gems in the small community of Malden, where he also practices law. During a recent visit, his passion for...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  3. Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs Live Stream Free: Watch Online NBA Finals 2013 Game 1 Basketball

    Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the NBA Finals takes place on Thursday night with the Heat looking to take an early lead in the series in front of their fanatical Miami support.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Christian Post


  1. "Thirty-five years ago, our foreign adversaries saw widespread devastation as a deterrent. Today, our fanatical enemies see it as a divine fulfillment," Mukasey said.
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Michael Mukasey Source: CNN

  2. Gates called Iran as "an ambitious and fanatical theocracy," and said he has yet to find "the elusive Iranian moderate," according to remarks prepared for delivery at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "At worst, fanatical tyrants who know that the future is against them may end their present course on their terms: a nuclear holocaust," said Pahlavi.
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Shah Reza Pahlavi Source: AFP

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