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Opposite of Fan

Question by Guest | 2016-09-28 at 23:02

I am just in the process of writing my first novel. Unfortunately, I am already coming to my literary limits on the first pages.

In fact, I am searching for a word expressing the opposite of "fan". How do you refer to human beings that are not a fan of something? Please help me, otherwise I can never finish my story!

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The origin of fan is to be a fanatic respectively being fanatical. The opposite would be if someone is not fanatic. And in my opinion, actually this would be a quite normal and balanced man. Or you would say "I am not a fan of this".

So, I think, you are either a fan of some thing or you are just not a fan.
2016-09-29 at 09:53

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As far as I know, there is no clear expression for that. Finally, there are three possible states with which you can relate for example to a band:

  1. You are fan of the band and you just like or even idolize the band (perhaps you are even part of a fan club).
  2. Your relation to the band is indifferent, the band is not a matter for you.
  3. You are an opponent of the band and you think that all of what the band is doing or playing is terrible, perhaps you are even actively running campaigns against the band (for example in online forums).

For the last category, the word "hater" would fit. For the middle category some kind of expression is needless, because the person is in no relation to the band.
2016-09-29 at 19:57

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