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synonyms for doctrinaire

  • authoritarian
  • authoritative
  • biased
  • bigoted
  • bullheaded
  • dictative
  • dictatorial
  • dogged
  • fanatical
  • impractical
  • inflexible
  • insistent
  • magisterial
  • mulish
  • obstinate
  • one-sided
  • pertinacious
  • pigheaded
  • rigid
  • speculative
  • stiff-necked
  • stubborn
  • unrealistic

antonyms for doctrinaire

MOST RELEVANT
  • amenable
  • flexible
  • manageable
  • obedient
  • submissive
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How to use doctrinaire in a sentence

Even though HBES members were in the avant garde of studying human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, most of them were doctrinaire in their rejection of group selection.
E.O. WILSON SAW THE WORLD IN A WHOLLY NEW WAY - ISSUE 112: INSPIRATIONDAVID SLOAN WILSONJANUARY 5, 2022NAUTILUS
To these, as a "forward" party, the doctrinaire theorists have allied themselves.
THE NEW SOCIETYWALTHER RATHENAU
If his mind did not naturally work that way he would not be a Doctrinaire.
BY THE CHRISTMAS FIRESAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
The Doctrinaire can never realize the fatal nature of the "too-much."
BY THE CHRISTMAS FIRESAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
None the less, all attempts to win the working men from the doctrinaire Socialists failed.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
The strength of the new party was frittered away in doctrinaire factional strife between the single taxers and the socialists.
A HISTORY OF TRADE UNIONISM IN THE UNITED STATESSELIG PERLMAN
He belonged to the doctrinaire party, and was several times in office under Louis-Philippe.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
It is now admitted that the Socialists have been mere voting machines and doctrinaire opportunists.
GERMAN PROBLEMS AND PERSONALITIESCHARLES SAROLEA
They were revolutionary Marxists—doctrinaire to the bone—saturated with the dialectic.
THE I.W.W.PAUL FREDERICK BRISSENDEN
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WORDS RELATED TO DOCTRINAIRE

  • absolute
  • authoritative
  • autocratic
  • despotic
  • dictatorial
  • disciplinarian
  • doctrinaire
  • dogmatic
  • harsh
  • imperious
  • magisterial
  • rigid
  • severe
  • strict
  • totalitarian
  • tyrannical
  • unyielding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.