[ siz-mat-ik, skiz- ]
/ sɪzˈmæt ɪk, skɪz- /


Also schis·mat·i·cal. of, relating to, or of the nature of schism; guilty of schism.


a person who promotes schism or is an adherent of a schismatic body.


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Origin of schismatic

1350–1400; < Late Latin schismaticus < Greek schismatikós (see schism, -ic); replacing Middle English scismatik < Middle French scismatique < Late Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for schismatic



/ (skɪzˈmætɪk, sɪz-) /


of, relating to, or promoting schism


a person who causes schism or belongs to a schismatic faction

Derived forms of schismatic

schismatically, adverbschismaticalness, noun
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