- n. 狂热入迷者；盲信者；盲信
- adj. 狂热的；盲信的
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来自拉丁语fanum, 庙，神龛，神圣之地，词源同profane, festival,enthusiast. 即鬼神附体的，发狂的。
- fanatic (n.)
- 1520s, "insane person," from Latin fanaticus "mad, enthusiastic, inspired by a god," also "furious, mad," originally, "pertaining to a temple," from fanum "temple, shrine, consecrated place," related to festus "festive" (see feast (n.)). Meaning "zealous person, person affected by enthusiasm" is from 1640s. As an adjective, in English, 1530s, "furious;" meaning "characterized by excessive enthusiasm," especially in religion (of Nonconformists), is from 1640s.
A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. [attributed to Winston Churchill]
- 1. I am not a religious fanatic but I am a Christian.
- 2. He is a fanatic jogger.
- 3. Alexander is a football fanatic.
- 4. The man is a fanatic who is determined to wipe out any opposition to the way he conducts himself.
- 5. She's fanatic about pop music.
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