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doctrinaire

doc·tri·naire

doctrinaire

 
pronunciation:
dak trih neIr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: dogmatically adhering to a doctrine or theory, regardless of its practicality.
He is so doctrinaire in his belief that prisons are evil that he overlooks the need to protect society from psychotic killers.
synonyms:
dogmatic, rigid
antonyms:
open minded, undoctrinaire
similar words:
authoritarian, inflexible, obstinate, opinionated, stubborn
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who adheres to a doctrine or theory regardless of its practicality.
similar words:
adherent, authoritarian, disciple, fanatic, follower, ideologue, visionary
Word Parts
The word doctrinaire contains the following part:
doc Latin root that means teach