fundamentalist

[ fuhn-duh-men-tl-ist ]
/ ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl ɪst /

noun

an adherent of fundamentalism, a religious movement characterized by a strict belief in the literal interpretation of religious texts: radical fundamentalists.

adjective

noting or relating to fundamentalism or fundamentalists: fundamentalist sects.

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Origin of fundamentalist

First recorded in 1920–25; fundamental + -ist
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