Synonym of doctrinal

Alternative for doctrinal



relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine


Of or relating to a homily, or to homiletics
homiletic didactic moralistic moralising moralizing sententious preachy sermonic instructive instructional edifying teaching sermonising sermonizing admonitory disciplinary disquisitional expository preaching enlightening informative educational illuminating informational educative preceptive pedagogic improving heuristic propaedeutic pedantic useful informatory scholastic helpful illuminative cultural tutorial revealing telling explanatory cautionary academic tuitional schoolmasterly bookish formal homiletical erudite pompous moral priggish abstruse teacherly teacherish donnish teachy exhortative schoolmasterist advisory hortative learned pedagogical elucidative pedantical literary schoolish doctrinaire inkhorn explicative explicatory descriptive explanative exegetic illustrative interpretive expositive interpretative exegetical dogmatic stilted punctilious arid egotistic fussy formalistic hairsplitting overnice dry ostentatious particular nit-picking dull sanctimonious self-righteous pietistic pontifical pious scholarly elucidatory revelatory unco guid explaining demonstrative graphic diagrammatic allegorical clarifying hermeneutical lecturelike sermonical school profound professorial didactical trite communicative serious upright strait-laced high-minded canting intellectual newsy factual preachifying ponderous judgmental judgemental Pecksniffian forthcoming holier-than-thou cerebral self-important pi Pharisaic Pharisaical egghead highbrow pointed expositional exemplifying representative typical prefatory annotative expounding evaluative describing pictorial illustrational evincive delineative discursive guiding informing comparative illustratory pictoric symbolic specifying indicative hermeneutic declarative emblematic corroborative sample by way of explanation expressive analytical metaphoric imagistic iconographic figurative


Tending to favor the status quo and averse to change
orthodox traditional accepted established received approved conventional common popular conformist conservative correct mainstream normal proper recognised recognized regular authoritative customary official usual authorised authorized canonical prevailing prevalent standard traditionalist acknowledged archconservative brassbound button-down buttoned-down die-hard familiar hidebound mossbacked old-fashioned old-line old-school ordinary paleoconservative reactionary standpat traditionalistic ultraconservative unheretical unoriginal unprogressive derivative kosher routine well established well-established admitted legitimate pious punctilious religious right rightful sanctioned sound square straight bien pensant in line straight arrow by the numbers according to the book accustomed classical traditionary classic ritual proven habitual prescriptive set staid time-honored time-honoured stereotyped strict ritualistic immemorial ceremonial widespread prescribed tried and true widely used tried and tested abiding immortal enduring ageless lasting timeless memorable undying deathless unforgettable bourgeois formal decorous devout observant stuffy suburban narrow-minded parochial genteel stodgy respectable puritanical Pooterish stick-in-the-mud dogmatic small-town comme il faut conforming fuddy-duddy Biedermeier straight-laced of the old school ceremonious strait-laced true of the faith of the true faith true blue wonted undistinguished unadventurous fixed universal run-of-the-mill taken for granted rooted general stock typical expected average everyday characteristic commonplace representative current natural archetypal archetypical unexceptional fitting suitable quintessential model standardized inflexible ideal Tory fogyish typic illiberal prototypical emblematic indicative standardised befitting fit exemplary matter-of-course middle-of-the-road ubiquitous prototypal stable predominant settled acceptable rightist firm confirmed unimaginative illustrative symbolic appropriate paradigmatic constant bog-standard apt essential going steady in keeping in character old hat suggestive archetypic long-established dyed-in-the-wool regulation patterned prototypic seemly de rigueur timid unchanging in a rut overall majority shared quiet sober guarded decent fashionable redneck undaring obstinate uncreative controlled unchangeable fearful legal public right-wing becoming rife household vanilla done well-known standard-issue proverbial old guard holding to old line white bread not extreme hard hat chronic right of center widely held lawful rigid diehard ruling polite stereotypical old refined uncompromising just prudent understood prosaic valid daily unremarkable predictable plain legit garden-variety warranted frequent allowed moral cut-and-dried cut-and-dry garden variety in circulation in vogue statutory blimpish historic due wide intolerant collective intransigent generic endorsed obscurantist nice fair fundamentalist pervasive broad reliable retrogressive regressive counterrevolutionary good boring staple basic ultra-conservative individualistic mannerly old-style sensible quotidian careful applicable licensed judicious safe workaday accredited vulgar precise simple documented meet well-mannered de règle civilized OK virtuous stipulated common or garden comely permitted outdated day-to-day honest agreed upon civilised well worn okay licenced out-of-date on the level par for the course across the board by the book in force on the up and up lamestream favoured extensive central definitive convinced immovable philistine extremist unreconstructed undoubted uncontested undisputed unquestioned canonic core cautious textbook moderate agreed ethnocentric purist unenterprising imitable temperate dominant primary circumspect discerning net protocol in order plastic white-bread so-so grind favored great alt-right signature touted boilerplate presentational socially acceptable counter-revolutionary Birchite couth courtly unopposed passed okayed preferred stick in the mud discreet favourite comfortable favorite done thing one-size-fits-all set in one's ways backward-looking medieval prehistoric mediaeval unreasonable unreceptive bigoted standard operating procedure playing it safe sop same old wont in the groove according to Hoyle acquired honored mutual diplomatic stilted stiff stiff-necked starchy tralatitious apposite hackneyed derived known inveterate inherent symptomatic consistent fogeyish tasteful dignified right stuff honoured congruous adopted intermutual embraced united commutual like renowned believed historical anticipated foreseeable foreseen arrived at mass pukka presentable dependable in established usage entrenched formulaic distinctive likely unsurprising idiosyncratic distinguishing declared recognizable identified perceived serious highbrow former ancestral right-leaning authentic dated native clichéd cliched realized remembered past certified national blanket communal overarching global joint outright out of the ark behind the times out of date heavy symphonic concert heavyweight authenticated realised recognisable professed deserved comprehensive rampant folk prior ancient true to form to be expected validated obedient to the right trustworthy right wing unquestioning astute merited only to be expected on the cards … all over true to type total sweeping epidemic nationwide societal wholesale verified familial family bygone widely recognized commonly accepted generally accepted deep-rooted ingrained compulsory signed sealed ratified wise sagacious intelligent lineal officially recognized bona fide secure unshakable vested permanent signed and sealed ordered straight from the horse's mouth cleared decisive cathedral positive real decided conclusive ex cathedra definite and delivered ex officio narrow oral unwritten obligatory mandatory necessary required condign competent justified earned broad-spectrum across-the-board broad-brush all-round all-around prejudiced percipient perceptive shrewd licit permissible allowable legalized admissible biased reasonable constitutional handed-down upright from the past outmoded old-world of yore socially obligatory a must called for au fait holding water requisite fly moralistic faithful tried-and-true ethical principled noble reputable twenty-four carat significant well deserved card-carrying in principle equitable well earned right-minded fanatical puritan jaundiced legalised intractable within the law conforming to accepted standards above board going by the rules small-minded accurate exact petty-minded close-minded hard-line set in your ways gentlemanly set in one's opinions fixed in one's views qualified felicitous pretty desired suited ladylike demure modest honourable sedate honorable courteous prim prudish priggish prissy most common

Antonym of doctrinal

doctrinal Idiom, Proverb

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