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doctrinaire

dok truh ner

  • n  a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
  • s  stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability

  • He held on to his doctrinaire belief that Indian space program was short of substance.
  • On one side is Ortega, one of the Sandinista founders, and still a doctrinaire leftist; on the other, Bendana, his erstwhile stepson-in-law, makes no secret of the fact that even .
  • The collective farms are such a doctrinaire Stalinist scheme that even the Soviet Union has urged officials in Addis Ababa to scale back their ambitious plans.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Denver Post
  • 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.
    July 31, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • 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.
    July 31, 2013 - NBC40 South Jersey
Quotes

  • Jeffrey Toobin in Washington Post Blogs (blog)
    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...
  • Carroll Quigley in DailyFinance
    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,...
  • Barry Sheerman in Crosswalk.com
    ...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."

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