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doctrinaire (ˌdɒktrɪˈnɛə

Definitions

adjective

  1. stubbornly insistent on the observation of the niceties of a theory, esp without regard to practicality, suitability, etc
  2. theoretical; impractical

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noun

  1. a person who stubbornly attempts to apply a theory without regard to practical difficulties

Derived Forms

ˌdoctriˈnairism, or ˌdoctriˈnarism  noun
ˌdoctriˈnarian  noun

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