doctrinaire
Noun

doctrinaire (plural doctrinaires)

  1. A person who stubbornly holds to a philosophy or opinion regardless of its feasibility.
  2. (historical) In France, in 1815-30, one of a school who desired a constitution like that of Britain.
Translations
  • German: Prinzipienreiter
Adjective

doctrinaire

  1. Stubbornly holding on to an idea without concern for practicalities or reality.
Translations
  • German: prinzipienreiterisch, doktrinär
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