Fanatic

Fa*nat"ic

, n. A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.
[1913 Webster]

There is a new word, coined within few months, called fanatics, which, by the close stickling thereof, seemeth well cut out and proportioned to signify what is meant thereby, even the sectaries of our age.
Fuller (1660).
[1913 Webster]

Fanatics are governed rather by imagination than by judgment.
Stowe.
[1913 Webster]

 

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