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doctrinaire


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doctrinaire  \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 
  notions. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doctrinaire 
  adj  :  stubbornly  insistent  on  theory  without  regard  for 
  practicality  or  suitability 
  n  :  an  stubborn  person  of  arbitrary  or  arrogant  opinions  [syn:  {dogmatist}] 




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