~Alexander Theroux, Darconville’s Cat
doctrinaire: [dahk-truh-nar] 1. (a) seeking to impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical considerations. 2. (n) a person seeking to impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical considerations.
in a sentence: Doctrinaire parents will discipline all of their kids the same, regardless of differences in personality and learning styles.
doctrine: [dahk-trin] (n) 1. something that is taught. 2. an official belief, opinion, or idea
in a sentence: Kids have their own doctrine of sorts: 1. Naptime is a scam; 2. the best part about school is lunch; and 3. grandparents are the the world’s greatest secret-keepers and candy dispensers.