/ ˈʃiːaɪt; ʃiːˈɪtɪk /


  1. an adherent of Shiah


  1. of or relating to Shiah

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Derived Forms

  • Shiitic, adjective

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Example Sentences

A Shiite stronghold wrapped in a Sunni explosive belt—not exactly a picture of stability.

Allying themselves with the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, some Lebanese Christians are standing their ground against ISIS.

Last month, the three largest Shiite militias told President Obama not to send ground troops into Iraq.

In the United Kingdom, 100 Sunni and Shiite Imams have joined together to condemn ISIS.

They had feared ISIS fighters and their Sunni allies would unleash a massacre of the predominantly Shiite townsfolk.

It is noticeable, however, that within the last fifty years the religious bitterness of Shiite and Sunite is sensibly in decline.

The future of Shiite Mohammedanism in Persia proper is a still more doubtful problem.

(e) Shiite Moslems outnumber the Sunni, and make about one twenty-fifth of the whole.

According to Shiite tradition, it is the twelfth Imam of the race of Ali who is to appear.

On the last night many Shiite Moslems walk to the mosque in bare feet, wearing sackcloth.