Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: doctrinaire

Definition: unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties


Sentences Containing 'doctrinaire'

Becoming a doctrinaire, he supported most of those measures of restriction on popular liberty which made the July monarchy unpopular with French Radicals.
Majeed was opposed to doctrinaire politics and argued for secular-humanist perspective in politics and social issues.
She also wrote for the Marxist periodical "Science Society", of which she was a founding editor, praising the Soviet Union and applying Marxist principles to "literary, historical, and linguistic study" in a much more doctrinaire manner than in her academic publications.
What stands out in seminal work "Wealth of Nations," however, is that their patron saint was not pure or doctrinaire about this idea.

More Vocab Words

::: dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
::: dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
::: jocund - merry
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: copious - plentiful
::: obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
::: enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: delusion - false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that