how to pronounce sectarian


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sectarian is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of sectarian in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… non-sectarian and not-for-profit that's …”

meanings of sectarian


  1. Of, or relating to a sect.
  2. Bigoted.
  3. Dogmatic or partisan.
  4. Parochial or narrow-minded.


  1. A bigot.
  2. A member of a sect.

sectarian frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sectarian occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sectarian can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sectarian can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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