fundamentalism fundamentalism  /ˌfən də ˈmɛn tə ˌlɪ zəm/


  • (n) the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth

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  1. Throughout the world, religious fundamentalism has established itself as a major political force.
  2. Freud prophesized the end of religious fundamentalism, claiming that belief in a literal God would fall away with the understanding of psychology.
  3. Massoud's Islam was a moderate kind of fundamentalism leavened by tolerance for others.


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  1. "You are our strongest and most trusted ally in the battle against terrorism and fundamentalism and a staunch supporter of our quest for peace and stability," Olmert told the president upon his arrival.
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source:

  2. "It's this century's nightmare, Jihadism - violent, radical Islamic fundamentalism," Romney says to the camera from the yard outside his Belmont, Mass., home. "Their goal is to unite the world under a single Jihadist caliphate. To do that,...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Herald

  3. "The greatest threat facing the world today is the marriage between religious fundamentalism and the weapons of mass destruction," Netanyahu said.
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: AFP

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