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fanatic

noun [C]
 
 
/fəˈnætɪk/
someone whose interest in something or enthusiasm for something is extreme: religious fanaticsBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defendersEnthusiastsAdmirers
fanatical adjective extremely enthusiastic about something: She's fanatical about football.Believers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders fanaticism
 
 
/fəˈnætɪsɪzəm/ noun [U]
Translations of “fanatic”
in Spanish fanático…
in French fanatique…
in German der Fanatiker…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狂熱者, 入迷者…
in Russian фанатик…
in Turkish bağnaz/tutucu kimse, yobaz, mutaassıp…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狂热者, 入迷者…
in Polish fanaty-k/czka…
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