fundamentalism Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “fundamentalism” - English Dictionary

"fundamentalism" in American English

See all translations

fundamentalismnoun [U]

 us   /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təlˌɪz·əm/
the ​belief that the ​traditionalprinciples of a ​religion or set of ​beliefs should be ​maintained
fundamentalist
noun [C]  us   /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təl·ɪst/
She is ​religious but not a fundamentalist.
fundamentalist
adjective  us   /ˌfʌn·dəˈmen·təl·ɪst/
fundamentalist ​groups
(Definition of fundamentalism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"fundamentalism" in British English

See all translations

fundamentalismnoun [U]

uk   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.təl.ɪ.zəm/  us   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.t̬əl.ɪ.zəm/
the ​belief in ​old and ​traditionalforms of ​religion, or the ​belief that what is written in a ​holybook, such as the ​ChristianBible, is ​completelytrue: Recent ​years have ​witnessed a ​growth in ​religious fundamentalism.
fundamentalist
noun [C] uk   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.təl.ɪst/  us   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.t̬əl.ɪst/
fundamentalist
adjective uk   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.təl.ɪst/  us   /ˌfʌn.dəˈmen.t̬əl.ɪst/
(Definition of fundamentalism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fundamentalism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 原教旨主义, (基督教的)基要主义…
in Turkish köktencilik…
in Russian фундаментализм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 原教旨主義, (基督教的)基要主義…
in Polish fundamentalizm…
What is the pronunciation of fundamentalism?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More