[in-dok-truh-ney-shuh n]


the act of indoctrinating, or teaching or inculcating a doctrine, principle, or ideology, especially one with a specific point of view: religious indoctrination.

Origin of indoctrination

Related formsre·in·doc·tri·na·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for indoctrination

persuasion, training, brainwashing, instruction

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Contemporary Examples of indoctrination

Historical Examples of indoctrination

  • They devised a system of indoctrination unequaled by that of any other people.

    Government in Republican China

    Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger

  • The period of indoctrination varies in length with the individuals.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • You will be screened now and taken to the indoctrination ward.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • This indoctrination—you, the girl—you went crazy when I talked about dying—what—?

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

  • They were comparatively new here, all these in this indoctrination ward.

    The Victor

    Bryce Walton

Word Origin and History for indoctrination

1640s, noun of action from indoctrinate.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper