Catharsis vs Cathar - What's the difference?

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Catharsis is a related term of cathar.


As nouns the difference between catharsis and cathar

is that catharsis is (drama) a release of emotional tension after an overwhelming vicarious experience, resulting in the purging or purification of the emotions, as through watching a dramatic production (especially a tragedy) while cathar is a member of certain so self-styled novatian and other christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to mary magdalene's teachings, persecuted by roman catholics as heretics.

catharsis

Noun

(catharses)
  • (drama) A release of emotional tension after an overwhelming vicarious experience, resulting in the purging or purification of the emotions, as through watching a dramatic production (especially a tragedy).
  • Any release of emotional tension to the same effect, more widely.
  • A purification or cleansing, especially emotional.
  • (psychology) A therapeutic technique to relieve tension.
  • (medicine) Purging of the digestive system.
  • Anagrams

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    cathar

    English

    (wikipedia Cathar)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A member of certain so self-styled Novatian and other Christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to Mary Magdalene's teachings, persecuted by Roman Catholics as heretics.
  • :The Albigenses, famous Cathars in and around Albi (southern France), were eradicated in a bloody ‘crusade’.
  • Usage notes

    Most often used in the plural.

    Derived terms

    * Catharism * Catharist * Catharistic

    See also

    * Albigenses * Bogomil, Bogomile