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doctrinaire

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of doctrinaire

  1. given to or marked by the forceful expression of strongly held opinions a doctrinaire conservative, the columnist takes special delight in baiting liberals Synonyms of doctrinaire dogmatic, opinionated, opinionative, opinioned, pontifical, self-opinionatedWords Related to doctrinaire adamant, adamantine, hardheaded, headstrong, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, unyieldingNear Antonyms of doctrinaire broadminded, open, open-minded, receptiveAntonyms of doctrinaire latitudinarian, undoctrinaire, undogmatic

Synonym Discussion of doctrinaire

dictatorial, magisterial, dogmatic, doctrinaire, oracular mean imposing one's will or opinions on others. dictatorial stresses autocratic, high-handed methods and a domineering manner.
    • exercised dictatorial control over the office
magisterial stresses assumption or use of prerogatives appropriate to a magistrate or schoolmaster in forcing acceptance of one's opinions.
    • the magisterial tone of his pronouncements
dogmatic implies being unduly and offensively positive in laying down principles and expressing opinions.
    • dogmatic about what is art and what is not
doctrinaire implies a disposition to follow abstract theories in framing laws or policies affecting people.
    • a doctrinaire approach to improving the economy
oracular implies the manner of one who delivers opinions in cryptic phrases or with pompous dogmatism.
    • a designer who is the oracular voice of fashion


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