Cathartic vs Cathar - What's the difference?

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Cathartic is a related term of cathar.


As nouns the difference between cathartic and cathar

is that cathartic is a laxative 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.

As an adjective cathartic

is purgative; inducing catharsis.

cathartic

English

Alternative forms

* cathartick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • purgative; inducing catharsis
  • That releases emotional tension, especially after an overwhelming experience
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A laxative
  • 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