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fundamentalism

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noun fun·da·men·tal·ism \-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of fundamentalism

  1. 1 a often capitalized :  a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to Christian life and teaching b :  the beliefs of this movement c :  adherence to such beliefs

  2. 2 :  a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles <Islamic fundamentalism> <political fundamentalism>

fun·da·men·tal·ist play \-tə-list\ noun
fundamentalist or fun·da·men·tal·is·tic play \-ˌmen-tə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective


1922

First Known Use of fundamentalism

1922



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