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Meaning of SECTARIAN

Pronunciation:  sek'tehreeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a member of a sect who is intolerant of the views of any other sect
  2. [adj]  belonging to or characteristic of a sect; "a sectarian mind"; "the negations of sectarian ideology"- Sidney Hook; "sectarian squabbles in psychology"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of a sect or sects; "sectarian differences"

SECTARIAN is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: denominational, narrow-minded, partisan
 Antonyms: nonsectarian, unsectarian
 See Also: bigot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sec*ta"ri*an\, n.
    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.
  2. \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 of the
    prevailing denomination in a state.
    Syn: See {Heretic}.