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Fanaticism

Fanaticism, from French fanatique or Latin fanaticus 'of a temple, inspired by a god'.

Fanatical character, spirit or conduct.

A fanatic is a person filled with excessive, uncritical zeal, particularly for an extreme religious or political cause.

Persons with an obsessive enthusiasm for a pastime or hobby are also called fanatics.

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