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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* cathartick (obsolete)
purgative; inducing catharsis
That releases emotional tension, especially after an overwhelming experience
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’.
Most often used in the plural.
* Bogomil, Bogomile