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See definition of sectarian on Dictionary.com
  • adj.narrow-minded, exclusive
  • nounperson who is narrow-minded

synonyms for sectarian

  • factional
  • parochial
  • partisan
  • dissident
  • doctrinaire
  • fanatic
  • limited
  • local
  • nonconformist
  • provincial
  • splinter
  • bigoted
  • clannish
  • cliquish
  • dogmatic
  • fanatical
  • hidebound
  • insular
  • nonconforming
  • rigid
  • schismatic
  • skeptical
  • small-town
See also synonyms for: unsectarian

antonyms for sectarian

MOST RELEVANT
  • conforming
  • broad
  • broad-minded
  • liberal
  • nonsectarian
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How to use sectarian in a sentence

An investigation by the campaign group Global Witness last year showed that they were able to get inflammatory adverts approved on Facebook to target individuals in Northern Ireland across the sectarian divide at a time of heightened tensions.
WE'RE DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO GIVING BIG TECH CONTROL OF OUR THOUGHTSSUSIE ALEGREJUNE 29, 2022TIME
The bellwether state has long reflected broader sectarian tensions, and the upcoming polls coincide with the midway point of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term in office.
WHAT ELECTIONS IN INDIA'S MOST POPULOUS STATE COULD MEAN FOR NARENDRA MODISANYA MANSOORFEBRUARY 9, 2022TIME
Inspired by his “success,” chief ministers in other BJP-ruled states have been trying to emulate his unabashed authoritarian-sectarian model of governance.
INDIA'S FARMERS HAVE FORCED MODI TO RETREAT BUT HE WILL BE BACK, WITH MORE RELIGIOUS POLARIZATIONDEBASISH ROY CHOWDHURYNOVEMBER 24, 2021TIME
Nothing is more dangerous and or more likely to stoke sectarian violence.
I FLED GAZA BUT MY FAMILY REMAINS. WILL THE U.S. STEP UP AND HELP THEM?JEHAD AL-SAFTAWIMAY 18, 2021TIME
Bloodlands, a four-part BBC crime drama that broke ratings records in Northern Ireland and has since been renewed for a second season, awakens the ghosts of that sectarian violence.
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Then sectarian violence rocked the country and tourism all but vanished.
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They called themselves by no sectarian name, nor could they have told to what “party” they belonged.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
She describes him as a dangerous sectarian, a veritable sorcerer, and the evil genius of one of her own relatives.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
This sectarian policy has borne bitter fruit in Ireland, in the alienation of a great mass of the Irish people.
HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDDUNCAN CAMPBELL
Let him sit with me here any night on my housetop and he will see the sad effects of sectarian reform and newspaper hysteria.
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WORDS RELATED TO SECTARIAN

  • chauvinist
  • dogmatist
  • extremist
  • fanatic
  • partisan
  • prejudiced person
  • racialist
  • racist
  • sectarian
  • segregationist
  • sexist
  • superpatriot
  • supremacist
  • true believer
  • zealot
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.