Definition of sectarian :
1. 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.
2. 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.
enemy (part of speech: noun)
zealot (part of speech: noun)
sectarian (part of speech: adjective)
fetishistic, pantheistic, barbarous, heterodox, heretic, nonreligious, factional, Bohemian, nonorthodox, animalistic, non-Christian, iconoclastic, non-believing, atheistic, unscriptural, unchristian, nonconforming, unorthodox, idolatrous, dissenting, demonical, pagan, heathen
- We have here the idealist Misheka and the sectarian Ostrovsky, a transported prisoner who is embittered by his hard lot, and by life in general. - "Contemporary Russian Novelists", Serge Persky.
- Baldwin had himself previously introduced a bill of a similar character as a compromise, but it had failed to meet with any support, and when he came into office he saw that he must go much further and establish a non- sectarian university if he expected to carry any measure on the subject in the legislature. - "Lord Elgin", John George Bourinot.
- They represent different orders of ideas and some of the later are distinctly sectarian. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.