doctrinaire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French doctrinaire, from doctrine + -aire.

Noun[edit]

doctrinaire (plural doctrinaires)

  1. A person who stubbornly holds to his or her philosophy or opinion regardless of its feasibility.

Adjective[edit]

doctrinaire (comparative more doctrinaire, superlative most doctrinaire)

  1. stubbornly holding on to an idea without concern for practicalities or reality.

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