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Word of the Day 07/22/16 Doctrinaire

Doctrinaire (noun, adjective)
doctrinaire [dok-truh-nair]


noun
1. a person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations; an impractical theorist.

adjective
2. dogmatic about others' acceptance of one's ideas; fanatical: a doctrinaire preacher.
3. merely theoretical; impractical.
4. of, relating to, or characteristic of a doctrinaire.

Can be confused
doctrinal.

Synonyms
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2. authoritarian, uncompromising, inflexible, unyielding.

Antonyms
2. reasonable, flexible.

Origin: 1810-20; < French; see doctrine, -aire

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