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Definition of "fundamentalist" []

  • One who reduces religion to strict interpretation of core or original texts. (noun)
  • A trader who trades on the financial fundamentals of the companies involved, as opposed to a chartist or technician. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • A fundamentalist Christian (also fundie or fundy) (noun)

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Use "fundamentalist" in a sentence
  • "I was actually researching the history of the term fundamentalist, which is when I learned about this whole history - fascinating!"
  • "Unfortunately in America the term fundamentalist has been associated only to Muslims."
  • "Fred, if that list is what you believe, then you are misusing the term fundamentalist when you apply it to those who you believe are defined by that list."