Examples from the Web for doctrinaire
Bachmann is so doctrinaire she seems unlikely to be a serious contender in the general election.
In this selective narrative, the only path to truth is doctrinaire conservatism.
Hatch pushed for justices from the “mainstream” rather than “doctrinaire liberals.”
To the Doctrinaire there seems something sordid and vulgar in the anxiety to make the two ends—theory and practice—meet.
It will gain in utility and grace what it loses in pride, ambition, and doctrinaire pedantry.God and the State|Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
They were revolutionary Marxists—doctrinaire to the bone—saturated with the dialectic.The I.W.W.|Paul Frederick Brissenden
The Doctrinaire is like a mason who has mixed his cement before he is ready to use it.
The original instrument was not only democratic in tone, but doctrinaire.The Governments of Europe|Frederic Austin Ogg
British Dictionary definitions for doctrinaire
Word Origin and History for doctrinaire
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.