Progressive vs Fundamentalism - What's the difference?

progressive | fundamentalism |


As nouns the difference between progressive and fundamentalism

is that progressive is a member or supporter of a while fundamentalism is (religion) the tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.

As an adjective progressive

is belonging to or supporting a.

progressive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Favouring or promoting progress; advanced.
  • Gradually advancing in extent; increasing.
  • Promoting or favoring progress towards improved conditions or new policies, ideas or methods.
  • a progressive politician
    progressive business leadership
  • Of or relating to progressive education.
  • a progressive school
  • (of an income tax or other tax) Increasing in rate as the taxable amount increases.
  • Advancing in severity.
  • progressive paralysis
  • liberal (politically)
  • (grammar) continuous
  • Antonyms

    * regressive * (advancing in severity) non-progressive * conservative

    Derived terms

    * progressive euchre * progressiveness * progressivism * progressivity

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who actively favors or strives for progress towards improved conditions, as in society or government.
  • (grammar) A progressive verb.
  • Derived terms

    * future perfect progressive * future progressive * past perfect progressive * past progressive * present perfect progressive * present progressive

    fundamentalism

    Noun

  • (religion) The tendency to reduce a religion to its most fundamental tenets, based on strict interpretation of core texts.
  • (finance) The belief that fundamental financial quantities are the best predictor of the price of an instrument.
  • The beliefs held by those in this movement.
  • Strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles.
  • Synonyms

    * (religion) (l)

    See also

    * (l) (1) * (l) (2) * (l) (2) English words suffixed with -ism