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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fundamentalistadjective

    a supporter of fundamentalism

  2. fundamentalist, fundamentalisticadjective

    of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism


  1. fundamentalistnoun

    One who reduces religion to strict interpretation of core or original texts.

  2. fundamentalistnoun

    A trader who trades on the financial fundamentals of the companies involved, as opposed to a chartist or technician.

  3. fundamentalistnoun

    (Christian) Originally referred to an adherent of an American Christian movement that began as a response to the rejection of the accuracy of the Bible, the alleged deity of Christ, Christ's atonement for humanity, the virgin birth, and miracles. These points were first listed in a book series entitled "The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth" published in 1909 and affirmed by the PCUSA in its 1910 Minutes of the General Assembly.

  4. fundamentalistnoun

    A fundamentalist Christian (also fundie or fundy)


  1. fundamentalist

    Fundamentalism is a tendency among certain groups and individuals that is characterized by the application of a strict literal interpretation to scriptures, dogmas, or ideologies, along with a strong belief in the importance of distinguishing one's ingroup and outgroup, which leads to an emphasis on some conception of "purity", and a desire to return to a previous ideal from which advocates believe members have strayed. The term is usually used in the context of religion to indicate an unwavering attachment to a set of irreducible beliefs (the "fundamentals").The term "fundamentalism" is generally regarded by scholars of religion as referring to a largely modern religious phenomenon which, while itself a reinterpretation of religion as defined by the parameters of modernism, reifies religion in reaction against modernist, liberal and ecumenical tendencies developing in religion and society in general that it perceives to be foreign to a particular religious tradition. Depending upon the context, the label "fundamentalism" can be a pejorative rather than a neutral characterization, similar to the ways that calling political perspectives "right-wing" or "left-wing" can have negative connotations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fundamentalist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fundamentalist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fundamentalist in a Sentence

  1. Cederic Leighton:

    The Tsarnaev brothers came from Dagestan and that area is right at the crossroads of all of these occurrences, where you got Islamic fundamentalist at work, Russian state trying to prevent it … all of these things could very easily reach our shores, especially if refugees start coming from this area, so there are definitely potential implications for U.S. security.

  2. Sound Choices Coalition:

    This is abhorrent to us, many polygamist victims and other Utahn's who recognize that religious polygamy, as practiced in Utah and around the country, is responsible for many serious human rights violations, most who are living in these fundamentalist polygamous groups and families, are treated as property, forced to work without pay, traded as daughters, coerced into having unwanted sex, and into giving birth to numerous children they can not care for.

  3. Jennifer Pizer:

    [W]e are witness yet again to the unrelenting anti-LGBTQ crusade being waged by self-described Christian fundamentalist legal groups aiming to chip away at the hard-won gains of LGBTQ people by carving out swaths of territory where discrimination can flourish, the constitutional protections for religious freedom and free speech were never intended as weapons of discrimination for those doing business with the general public.

  4. Shaun Mellors:

    The fundamentalist religious right has loads of money and is coming in Africa to talk to members of parliament and first ladies and share family values, as in traditional heterosexual family values.

  5. Pope Francis:

    I think that in nearly all religions there is a always a small fundamentalist group.

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