Fanatic and Zealot


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Fanatic noun – A person with a strong and habitual liking for something.
Usage example: football fanatics are pretty much booked up for weekends from Labor Day to Super Bowl Sunday

Zealot is a synonym for fanatic in belief topic. In some cases you can use "Zealot" instead the word "Fanatic" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like concern, eccentric, edge, extremist. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fan, fanatical, fanaticism, fanatically
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Zealot noun – One who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause.
Usage example: zealots on both sides of the issue resorted to name-calling and scare tactics

Fanatic is a synonym for zealot in person topic. You can use "Fanatic" instead the word "Zealot" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as belief, concern, eccentric, edge. popular alternative
Nearby Words: zealous, zealotry
Synonyms for Zealot

How words are described

complete complete fanatic complete zealot
abusive abusive fanatic abusive zealot
loyal loyal fanatic loyal zealot
violent violent fanatic violent zealot
Other adjectives: stern, religious, deranged, self-righteous, murderous, ruthless, insane, psychotic, local, minded.

Both words in one sentence

  • Sex Is Evil and I Am Horny Played with in The Belgariad with Relg, a religious fanatic and zealot.
  • Token Good Teammate Black Knight (a deluded fanatic who believes in White Man's Burden), Cannibal (a creepy body-surfer), Rhino / Juggernaut (Dumb Muscle who kills an endangered rhino for kicks) Radioactive Man (glowing green sadist) and Batroc the Leaper ("I'm a professional, not a zealot").
  • Video Game / Of Orcs And Men Enslaved Orcs Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The Zealot is one really dangerous fanatic, but seems to honestly care for his disciples: he's devastated when he sees the chapel burning, and tries to save them, ending up with half his face burned.
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