Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sectarian

1 sense of sectarian

Sense 1
sectarian, sectary, sectarist -- (a member of a sect; "most sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect")
       => bigot -- (a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own)

Antonyms of adj sectarian

1 of 2 senses of sectarian

Sense 2
sectarian (vs. nonsectarian) -- (belonging to or characteristic of a sect; "a sectarian mind"; "the negations of sectarian ideology"- Sidney Hook; "sectarian squabbles in psychology")

nonsectarian (vs. sectarian), unsectarian -- (not restricted to one sect or school or party; "religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere"; "nonsectarian colleges"; "a wide and unsectarian interest in religion"- Bertrand Russell)
        => ecumenic, oecumenic, ecumenical, oecumenical -- (concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions; "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the ecumenical movement")
        => interchurch, interdenominational -- (occurring between or among or common to different churches or denominations; "interchurch aid"; "interdenominational cooperation between Methodists and Presbyterians")
        => nondenominational -- (not restricted to a particular religious denomination; "a nondenominational church")
        => undenominational -- (not bound or devoted to the promotion of a particular denomination; "undenominational religious instruction")

Similarity of adj sectarian

2 senses of sectarian

Sense 1
sectarian -- (of or relating to or characteristic of a sect or sects; "sectarian differences")

Sense 2
sectarian (vs. nonsectarian) -- (belonging to or characteristic of a sect; "a sectarian mind"; "the negations of sectarian ideology"- Sidney Hook; "sectarian squabbles in psychology")
       => denominational -- (adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination; "denominational prejudice")
       => narrow-minded -- (rigidly adhering to a particular sect or its doctrines)

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