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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
References in classic literature ?
Standing well at court, whether the king regnant was of the older or younger branch, whether the government was doctrinaire liberal, or conservative; looked upon by all as a man of talent, since those who have never experienced a political check are generally so regarded; hated by many, but warmly supported by others, without being really liked by anybody, M.
But Nature, who has no doctrinaire ideas, may equally apply it to concentration.
The problem is that, while the Energy and Mines Minister Chakib Khelil is a liberal and pragmatic figure wanting to bring in as many IOCs as he can, the top management at Sonatrach remains under the influence of rigid doctrinaires still thinking the resource nationalism of the early 1970s revived in recent years by Venezuela and Iran is the winning option, which means tougher terms and an attitude scaring IOCs away (see omt6AlgFieldsFeb9-09).