doctrinaire[ dok-truh-nair ]SEE DEFINITION OF doctrinaire
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOCTRINAIRE
It has been well said of him that he never became either a pedant or a doctrinaire.
It is the hideous figure of the doctrinaire which Erasmus is thinking of.
To these, as a "forward" party, the doctrinaire theorists have allied themselves.
If his mind did not naturally work that way he would not be a Doctrinaire.
The Doctrinaire can never realize the fatal nature of the "too-much."
But Howe was no doctrinaire, bound at all costs to uphold a system.
The original instrument was not only democratic in tone, but doctrinaire.
In 1879 the principles of doctrinaire treason were preferred.
Sun was not doctrinaire in the furtherance of immediate projects.
With him the quibbler, the doctrinaire, the political economist, has no place.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR DOCTRINAIRE
- a priori
- as a matter of course
- by fiat
- by natural law
- by nature
- on faith
- locked in
- set in stone