doctrinaire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French doctrinaire, from doctrine +‎ -aire.

Noun[edit]

doctrinaire (plural doctrinaires)

  1. A person who stubbornly holds to a philosophy or opinion regardless of its feasibility.
  2. (historical) In France, in 1815-30, one of a school who desired a constitution like that of Britain.

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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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Further reading[edit]

  • "doctrinaire" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 108.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

doctrine +‎ -aire

Noun[edit]

doctrinaire m, f (plural doctrinaires)

  1. doctrinaire

Adjective[edit]

doctrinaire (plural doctrinaires)

  1. doctrinaire
  2. doctrinal

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