doctrinairedoctrinaire | meaning of doctrinaire in Collins Dictionariesdoctrinaire meaning, definition, what is doctrinaire: stubbornly insistent on the observation of the niceties of a theory, esp without regard to practicality, suitability, etc: Learn more.stubbornly insistent on the observation of the niceties of a theory, esp without regard to practicality, suitability, etcWhat does doctrinaire mean and how do you use doctrinaire in a sentence?[URL]/doctrinaire
ˌdoctriˈnairism or ˌdoctriˈnarismnounˌdoctriˈnariannoun
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graded adjective & adjectiveIf you say that someone is doctrinaire or has a doctrinaireattitude, you disapprove of them because they have fixed principles which they try to force on other people. [formal, disapproval] ⇒ He is firm but not doctrinaire.