Islamist


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Is·lam·ism

 (ĭs-lä′mĭz′əm, ĭz-, ĭs′lə-, ĭz′-)
n.
1. An Islamic revivalist movement, often characterized by moral conservatism, literalism, and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all spheres of life.
2. The religious faith, principles, or cause of Islam.

Is·lam′ist adj. & n.

Islamist

(ˈɪzləmɪst)
adj
(Islam) supporting or advocating Islamic fundamentalism
n
(Islam) a supporter or advocate of Islamic fundamentalism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Islamist - a scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
2.Islamist - an orthodox MuslimIslamist - an orthodox Muslim      
Islam, Muslimism - the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion; "Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia"
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
Translations

Islamist

[ˈɪzləmɪst] nislamiste mf

Islamist

nIslamist(in) m(f)
adjislamistisch
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