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Adoration vs Fanaticism - What's the difference?

adoration | fanaticism |

As nouns the difference between adoration and fanaticism

is that adoration is an act of religious worship while fanaticism is the characteristic or practice of being a fanatic.




(en noun)
  • (countable) An act of religious worship.
  • * a. 1779 ,
  • We incessantly look forward, and endeavour, by prayers, adoration , and sacrifice, to appease those unknown powers, whom we find, by experience, so able to afflict and oppress us.
  • (uncountable) Admiration or esteem.
  • * 1890,
  • ...if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly...she is worthy of all your adoration', worthy of the ' adoration of the world.
  • (uncountable) The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.
  • * 1887,
  • He adored Sorais quite as earnestly as Sir Henry adored Nyleptha, and his adoration had not altogether prospered.


    Alternative forms

    * phanaticism (archaic)


  • The characteristic or practice of being a fanatic.