In this selective narrative, the only path to truth is doctrinaire conservatism.
Hatch pushed for justices from the “mainstream” rather than “doctrinaire liberals.”
Bachmann is so doctrinaire she seems unlikely to be a serious contender in the general election.
A doctrinaire, there was nothing of the typical doctrinaire, or theorist, about him.
The original instrument was not only democratic in tone, but doctrinaire.
If socialism will destroy initiative then only a doctrinaire would desire it.
It has been well said of him that he never became either a pedant or a doctrinaire.
If his mind did not naturally work that way he would not be a doctrinaire.
It is the hideous figure of the doctrinaire which Erasmus is thinking of.
His public career shows more of the doctrinaire and precisian than can be found in any other one of these.
1820, from French doctrinaire "impractical person," originally "adherent of doctrines" (14c.), from Latin doctrina (see doctrine).
At first used in the context of French politics, contemptuously applied by rival factions to those who tried to reconcile liberty with royal authority after 1815. Hence, anyone who applies doctrine without making allowance for practical considerations (1831). As an adjective, from 1834.