fanaticism

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fanatic +‎ -ism

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fanaticism (countable and uncountable, plural fanaticisms)

  1. The characteristic or practice of being a fanatic.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 35:
      The demon of fanaticism was the shape which it took with us; and verily, what with religious republicans, harmonists, quakers, fifth-monarchy men, presbyterians, and the reign of the saints upon earth, it needs the strong hand of a Cromwell to reduce the spiritual chaos to any sort of order.

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