fundamentalist (plural fundamentalists)
- One who reduces religion to strict interpretation of core or original texts.
- Synonym: takfiri (Islam)
- (finance) A trader who trades on the financial fundamentals of the companies involved, as opposed to a chartist or technician.
- (Christianity) 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.
- (derogatory) A fundamentalist Christian.
- Synonym: fundie
- ^ The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth, Chicago: Testimony Pub. Co., 1910-1915
- ^ AP Editors (2014) The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, Basic Books:
The word gained usage in an early-20th-century fundamentalist-modernist controversy within Protestantism. In recent years, however, fundamentalist has to a large extent taken on pejorative connotations except when applied to groups that stress strict, literal interpretations of Scripture and separation from other Christians. In general, do not use fundamentalist unless a group applies the word to itself.
- fundamentalist (one who reduces religion to strict interpretation of core or original texts)
- “fundamentalist” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.