fundamentalism

fundamentalism

n. 1. A system of beliefs based on the interpretation of every word in the Bible, both old and new testaments, as literal truth. It is primarily held by a branch of American Protestants.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. The beliefs or practises based on a rigid adherence to some traditional doctrine; extreme conservatism; as, Moslem fundamentalism; the political fundamentalism of the Christian right.
[PJC]

fundamentalist

fundamentalistic

adj. 1. of or pertaining to fundamentalists or fundamentalism.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. characteristic of a fundamentalist; -- especially, resembling the behavior of a fundamentalist; as, a fundamentalist dislike of new ideas.
[PJC]

 

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