doctrinaire doctrinaire  /ˌdɑk trə ˈnɛr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
  2. (adj) stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability

Usage(s):

  • He held on to his doctrinaire belief that Indian space program was short of substance.

News

  1. Analysis: Not all are pleased with Pope Francis' revolution

    The Pope Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up a doctrinaire church that is losing the faithful and relevance.
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Analysis: Pope's revolution; not all are pleased - NBC40.net

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up a dusty, doctrinaire church that is losing faithful and relevance.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: NBC40 South Jersey

  3. Analysis: Pope Francis' revolutionary comments about gays and women don't please everyone

    VATICAN CITY — The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up a dusty, doctrinaire church that is losing faithful and relevance.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. Jeffrey Toobin writes in the New Yorker that after four years on the court, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts's record is "that of a doctrinaire conservative......[Roberts] reflects a view that the Court should almost always defer to the...
    on May 18, 2009 By: Jeffrey Toobin Source: Washington Post Blogs (blog)

  2. "The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers," Carroll Quigley wrote. "Instead,...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Carroll Quigley Source: DailyFinance

  3. ...Sheerman, a liberal member of Parliament, told the Guardian newspaper shortly after Christmas that it was "worrying" that some state-sponsored Catholic schools were showing a "more doctrinaire attitude."
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Barry Sheerman Source: Crosswalk.com

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