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Pronunciation:  'dâktru'nehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
  2. [adj]  stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability

DOCTRINAIRE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dogmatist, informative, instructive
 See Also: partisan, zealot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Doc`tri*naire"\, n. [F. See {Doctrine}.]
One who would apply to political or other practical concerns
the abstract doctrines or the theories of his own
philosophical system; a propounder of a new set of opinions;
a dogmatic theorist. Used also adjectively; as, doctrinaire

Note: In french history, the Doctrinaires were a
      constitutionalist party which originated after the
      restoration of the Bourbons, and represented the
      interests of liberalism and progress. After the
      Revolution of July, 1830, when they came into power,
      they assumed a conservative position in antagonism with
      the republicans and radicals. --Am. Cyc.

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