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January 28, 2023

Word of the Day: Doctrinaire

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Word of the Day : January 28, 2023

doctrinaire \dahk-truh-NAIR\ adjective

What It Means

Doctrinaire is a formal word that means “stubbornly or excessively devoted to a doctrine or theory without regard to practical considerations.” It is often used disapprovingly to describe a person who has very strong beliefs about what should be done and who will not change those beliefs or accept other people's opinions.

// They were pleased by the shift in leadership, as their old mayor was extremely doctrinaire.

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Aired January 28, 2023

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