doctrinaire


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doc·tri·naire

 (dŏk′trə-nâr′)
adj.
Relating to, adhering to, or insisting upon a doctrine or theory without regard to practical considerations or problems.
n.
A doctrinaire person.

[French, from doctrine, doctrine, from Old French; see doctrine.]

doc′tri·nair′ism n.
doc′tri·nar′i·an n.

doctrinaire

(ˌdɒktrɪˈnɛə)
adj
1. stubbornly insistent on the observation of the niceties of a theory, esp without regard to practicality, suitability, etc
2. theoretical; impractical
n
a person who stubbornly attempts to apply a theory without regard to practical difficulties
ˌdoctriˈnairism, ˌdoctriˈnarism n
ˌdoctriˈnarian n

doc•tri•naire

(ˈdɒk trəˈnɛər)

n.
1. a person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations.
adj.
2. dogmatic about one's ideas; fanatical.
3. merely theoretical; impractical.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a doctrinaire.
[1810–20; < French; see doctrine, -aire]
doc`tri•nair′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doctrinaire - a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
drumbeater, partisan, zealot - a fervent and even militant proponent of something
Adj.1.doctrinaire - stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform

doctrinaire

adjective
1. dogmatic, rigid, fanatical, inflexible forty-five years of doctrinaire Stalinism
2. impractical, theoretical, speculative, ideological, unrealistic, hypothetical, unpragmatic It is a doctrinaire scheme.

doctrinaire

adjective
Devoted to certain doctrines without regard to practicability:
Translations

doctrinaire

[ˌdɒktrɪˈnɛəʳ]
A. ADJdoctrinario
B. Ndoctrinario/a m/f

doctrinaire

[ˌdɒktrɪˈnɛər] adj [person] (= dogmatic) → doctrinaire

doctrinaire

adjdoktrinär

doctrinaire

[ˌdɒktrɪˈnɛəʳ] adj (pej) → dottrinario/a
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