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.
In this selective narrative, the only path to truth is doctrinaire conservatism.
A doctrinaire, there was nothing of the typical doctrinaire, or theorist, about him.
It has been well said of him that he never became either a pedant or a doctrinaire.
If socialism will destroy initiative then only a doctrinaire would desire it.
It is the hideous figure of the doctrinaire which Erasmus is thinking of.
If his mind did not naturally work that way he would not be a doctrinaire.
The doctrinaire can never realize the fatal nature of the "too-much."
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.