Definition of Fundamentalism

1. Noun. The interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth.

Generic synonyms: Protestantism
Derivative terms: Fundamentalist, Fundamentalistic

Definition of Fundamentalism

1. Noun. (context: religion) The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts. ¹

2. Noun. (finance) The belief that fundamental financial quantities are the best predictor of the price of an instrument. ¹

3. Noun. The beliefs held by those in this movement. ¹

4. Noun. Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles. ¹

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Definition of Fundamentalism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fundamentalism

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fundamentalism (current term)

Literary usage of Fundamentalism

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1. Mitterrand Legacy and the Future of French Security Policy by Ronald Tiersky (1996)
"... "refounding" in which French-German agreements will be the central basis for negotiation.14 THE SECURITY CONCERN OF MUSLIM fundamentalism For France and ..."

2. A Few Kind Words about Hate: The Dark Side of Family Life and the Bible by Una Stannard (2007)
"Freudian fundamentalism The duty of Freudian analysts whose patients claimed they'd been sexually abused was to convince them they ..."

3. Strategic Transformation and Naval Power in the 21st Century by Pelham G. Boyer, Robert S. Wood (1998)
"One analogue to past threats is Islamic fundamentalism. For those who stress alien ideologies as the main source of threats to the United States, ..."

4. Culture of Violence, The by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"Religious fundamentalism Religion in all its manifestations continues to be a source of identity and meaning in a turbulent and modernizing world. ..."

5. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"Although the constitutional provision prohibiting religious fundamentalism is widely understood to be aimed at Muslims, in practice, the Government permits ..."

6. Creating Enemies of the State: Religious Persecution in Uzbekistan by Acacia Shields (2004)
"Exchange of Information Uzbek law criminalizes expression of "religious extremism," "separatism," and "fundamentalism." Article 5 of the 1998 law proscribes ..."

7. What Holds Us Together: Social Cohesion in South Africa by David Chidester, Philip Dexter (2004)
"In short, tradition, like fundamentalism, is about the present influencing the present and legitimating itself by referring to the past. ..."

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