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Synonyms of 'doctrinaire'

(adjective) 
Definition
stubbornly insistent on the application of a theory without regard to practicality
forty-five years of doctrinaire Stalinism
Synonyms
dogmatic
His dogmatic style deflects opposition.
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rigid
rigid plastic containers
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inflexible
He was a man of unchanging habits and an inflexible routine.
(adjective) 
It is a doctrinaire scheme.
Synonyms
impractical
With regularly scheduled airlines, sea travel became impractical.
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theoretical
theoretical physics
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speculative
He has written a speculative biography of Christopher Marlowe.
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ideological
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unrealistic
their unrealistic expectations of parenthood
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hypothetical
a purely hypothetical question
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unpragmatic

Additional synonyms

in the sense of hypothetical
Definition
based on assumption rather than fact or reality
a purely hypothetical question
in the sense of inflexible
Definition
(of a rule etc.) firmly fixed
He was a man of unchanging habits and an inflexible routine.
Synonyms
in the sense of rigid
Definition
physically unyielding or stiff
rigid plastic containers
Synonyms

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