fundamentalism

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noun fun·da·men·tal·ism \ˌfən-də-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of fundamentalism

  1. 1a often capitalized :  a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to Christian life and teachingb :  the beliefs of this movementc :  adherence to such beliefs a minister noted for his strict fundamentalism

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

fundamentalist

play \ˌfən-də-ˈmen-tə-list\ noun

fundamentalist

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fundamentalistic

play \ˌfən-də-ˌmen-tə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

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1912

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1912



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