Legalistic vs Fundamentalist - What's the difference?

legalistic | fundamentalist |


As an adjective legalistic

is of a person, following the letter of the law.

As a noun fundamentalist is

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legalistic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of a person, following the letter of the law.
  • He's very legalistic , so let's hope the law is just and merciful as well as strict.
  • Of a person, tending to resort to the law, as one who sues frequently.
  • His legalistic tendencies irritated his neighbors, especially since they had to defend themselves against his frivolous suits .
  • Practicing or characterized by legalism.
  • She was legalistic in her observation of religious rules and traditions.

    fundamentalist

    English

    (Fundamentalism)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who reduces religion to strict interpretation of core or original texts.
  • (finance) A trader who trades on the financial fundamentals of the companies involved, as opposed to a chartist or technician.
  • (Christian ) 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. These points were first listed in a book series entitled "The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth" published in 1909 and affirmed by the PCUSA in its 1910 Minutes of the General Assembly.
  • (pejorative) A fundamentalist Christian (also fundie'' or ''fundy )
  • Synonyms

    * takfiri