(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to or characteristic of a sect or sects

- sectarian differences

2. belonging to or characteristic of a sect

- a sectarian mind

- the negations of sectarian ideology

- sectarian squabbles in psychology

Similar word(s): denominational

Sentences with sectarian as an adjective:

- We were discussing solutions to the sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias.


1. a member of a sect

- most sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect

Similar word(s): sectarist, sectary

Definition categories: person, bigot