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fun·da·men·tal·ism

 (fŭn′də-mĕn′tl-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
2.
a. often Fundamentalism An organized, militant Evangelical movement originating in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture.
b. Adherence to the theology of this movement.

fun′da·men′tal·ist adj. & n.
fun′da·men′tal·ist′ic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fundamentalist - a supporter of fundamentalism
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
Adj.1.fundamentalist - of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Translations

fundamentalist

[ˌfʌndəˈmentəlɪst]
B. Nfundamentalista mf, integrista mf

fundamentalist

[ˌfʌndəˈmentəlɪst] adj (religious)intégriste mf

fundamentalist

nFundamentalist(in) m(f)

fundamentalist

[ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəlɪst] adj & nfondamentalista (m/f)
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