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