sectarian

  • 1 Sectarian — Sec*ta ri*an, a. Pertaining to a sect, or to sects; peculiar to a sect; bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a denomination; as, sectarian principles or prejudices. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sectarian — [adj] narrow minded, exclusive bigoted, clannish, cliquish, dissident, doctrinaire, dogmatic, factional, fanatic, fanatical, hidebound, insular, limited, local, nonconforming, nonconformist, parochial, partisan, provincial, rigid, schismatic,… …

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  • 3 sectarian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) concerning or deriving from a sect or sects. 2) carried out on the grounds of membership of a sect or other group: sectarian killings. ► NOUN ▪ a member or follower of a sect. DERIVATIVES sectarianism noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Sectarian — Sec*ta ri*an, n. One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school, denomination, or religious or philosophical party; one of a party in religion which has separated itself from established church, or which holds tenets different from those …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 sectarian — index heretic, one sided, parochial, partisan (adjective), partisan (noun), specific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 sectarian — (adj.) 1640s, originally applied by Presbyterians to Independents, from M.L. sectarius, from secta (see SECT (Cf. sect)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 sectarian — *heretic, schismatic, dissenter, nonconformist Analogous words: *enthusiast, zealot, fanatic, bigot …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 sectarian — [sek ter′ē ən] adj. [< SECTARY + AN] 1. of or characteristic of a sect 2. devoted to, or prejudiced in favor of, some sect 3. narrow minded; limited; parochial n. 1. Obs. an apostate from an established church …

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  • 9 sectarian — [[t]sekte͟əriən[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Sectarian means resulting from the differences between different religions. He was the fifth person to be killed in sectarian violence last week... The police said the murder was sectarian. ...both sides of the …

    English dictionary

  • 10 sectarian — sec|tar|i|an [sekˈteəriən US ˈter ] adj 1.) sectarian violence/conflict/murder etc violence etc that is related to the strong feelings of people who belong to different religious groups ▪ people on both sides of the sectarian divide in Northern… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 sectarian — sec|tar|i|an [ sek teriən ] adjective 1. ) caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups: sectarian violence/killing/hatred etc.: Sectarian violence poses a real threat to the stability of the country. 2. ) taking one side… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 sectarian — UK [sekˈteərɪən] / US [sekˈterɪən] adjective a) caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups sectarian violence/killing/hatred etc: Sectarian violence poses a real threat to the stability of the country. b) involving or… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 sectarian — adjective 1 sectarian violence/conflict/murder etc violence etc that is connected with the strong feelings between people of different religious groups 2 especially AmE supporting a particular religious group and its beliefs: a sectarian journal… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 sectarian — I. adjective Date: 1649 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a sect or sectarian 2. limited in character or scope ; parochial • sectarianism noun II. noun Date: 1819 1. an adherent of a sect …

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  • 15 sectarian — adj. Sectarian is used with these nouns: ↑conflict, ↑divide, ↑division, ↑interest, ↑murder, ↑politics, ↑strife, ↑violence …

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  • 16 sectarian — adjective denoting, concerning, or deriving from a sect or sects. ↘carried out on the grounds of membership of a sect, denomination, or other group: sectarian killings. noun a member or follower of a sect. Derivatives sectarianism noun… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 sectarian — adjective a sectarian society of white supremacists Syn: factional, separatist, partisan, parti pris; doctrinaire, dogmatic, extreme, fanatical, rigid, inflexible, bigoted, hidebound, narrow minded Ant: tolerant, liberal …

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  • 18 sectarian — /sɛkˈtɛəriən/ (say sek tairreeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to a sect, or its members. 2. confined or devoted to a particular religious denomination, especially narrowly or excessively: *wrote sketches for the Roving Reds, a radical and rather …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 19 sectarian — Pertaining to some one of the various religious sects. People ex rel. Vollmar v Stanley, 81 Colo 276, 255 P 610. Those religious doctrines are sectarian which are the doctrines of one religious sect and are not shared in common with other… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 sectarian — sectarianly, adv. /sek tair ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to sectaries or sects. 2. narrowly confined or devoted to a particular sect. 3. narrowly confined or limited in interest, purpose, scope, etc. n. 4. a member of a sect. 5. a bigoted… …

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