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Doctrinaire

Doctrinaire Meaning & Definition
Doctrinaire Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Doctrinaire?

[n] a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
[adj] stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability

Synonyms | Synonyms for Doctrinaire: dogmatist | informative | instructive

Related Terms | Find terms related to Doctrinaire: antiblack | armchair authority | authoritarian | authoritative | biased | bigot | bigoted | bullheaded | chauvinist | chauvinistic | colored | conceited | doctrinarian | dogged | dogmatic | dogmatist | dogmatizer | dogmatizing | fanatic | hypothesist | hypothesizer | illiberal | infallibilist | influenced | interested | intolerant | jaundiced | jingo | know-nothing | magisterial | male chauvinist | mulish | nonobjective | obstinate | one-sided | opinionated | opinionative | opinioned | opinionist | oracular | partial | partisan | peremptory | pertinacious | pig | pigheaded | pontifical | positive | positivist | positivistic | prejudiced | prepossessed | pronunciative | racist | self-opinionated | self-opinioned | sexist | speculator | stiff-necked | stubborn | superpatriot | superpatriotic | swayed | theoretic | theoretician | theorist | theorizer | twisted | ultranationalist | undetached | undispassionate | warped | xenophobic

See Also | partisan | zealot

Doctrinaire In Webster's Dictionary

\Doc`tri*naire"\, n. [F. See {Doctrine}.] One who would apply to political or other practical concerns the abstract doctrines or the theories of his own philosophical system; a propounder of a new set of opinions; a dogmatic theorist. Used also adjectively; as, doctrinaire notions. Note: In french history, the Doctrinaires were a constitutionalist party which originated after the restoration of the Bourbons, and represented the interests of liberalism and progress. After the Revolution of July, 1830, when they came into power, they assumed a conservative position in antagonism with the republicans and radicals. --Am. Cyc.

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