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fanatical

adjective uk   /fəˈnæt.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈnæt̬-/
informal extremely interested in something, to a degree that someone people find unreasonable: His dedication to fitness was almost fanatical. Gary's fanatical about football. disapproving holding extreme beliefs that may lead to unreasonable or violent behaviour: a fanatical group that has threatened to assassinate doctors
fanatically
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
The band has a fanatically loyal following.
fanaticism
noun [U] uk   /-sɪ.zəm/ us  
religious fanaticism
Translations of “fanatical”
in Chinese (Traditional) 狂熱的, 著迷的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狂热的, 入迷的…
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