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Meaning of doctrinaire

doc•tri•naire

Pronunciation: (dok'tru-nâr'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations; an impractical theorist.
—adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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