undoctrinaire

undoctrinaire

(ˌʌndɒktrɪˈnɛə)
n
(Philosophy) a person who does not subscribe to a particular doctrine or theory; a free thinker
adj
(Philosophy) independent; not subscribing to doctrine or to a particular practice or theory
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This book is a masterpiece of apologetics that convinces not through the authority of Scripture alone but more effectively, in this undoctrinaire age, through the application of reason and natural law.
Plenty of Chinese pics have critiqued the country's economic dash to market, but none has done it in such an undoctrinaire way.
Maitland's eminently practical and undoctrinaire approach to editing Anglo-Norman legal records.
However, he attributed the PS's undoctrinaire and non-ideological politics to Puerto Rican political tradition, Santiago Iglesias' personality, and Samuel Gompers' influence.
Indeed it was remarkable the extent to which Clinton managed, in an undoctrinaire way and despite his own domestic scandals, to reinstate the United States as the honest power broker of first resort in the world's trouble spots, a tribute not just to American power but to a restoration of international trust in the good offices of the president.
But he was as undoctrinaire about the Nabis' program as he was about every other program.
Surely the case made here for the authenticity of Updike's religious search is strong enough, sufficiently supple and undoctrinaire, to permit the unconvinced their full voice.
is characteristically undoctrinaire and at his creative best in excerpting from an unpublished account of a fictional sister of Alexis de Tocqueville, who writes (contrary to her brother's famous observations) that the U.
Coe is equally undoctrinaire in his attitude toward those untouchables - the traffickers in antiquities, the dealers, collectors, and fringe operators - who violate rules yet possess considerable empirical knowledge.
The book seems studiedly undoctrinaire, as if the authors intend to present a model of open and direct inquiry for those seeking a thoughtful yet imaginative path amid the fortified ideological camps of the present.
Barney clearly does think about it to the extent that she is aware that an individual's fate is determined by income, education, and nurture, but she is entirely undoctrinaire.