Pronunciation: (dok'tru-nâr'), [key]
a person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations; an impractical theorist.
1. dogmatic about others' acceptance of one's ideas; fanatical: a doctrinaire preacher.
2. merely theoretical; impractical.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a doctrinaire.
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