Meaning of indoctrination in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˌdɒktrɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

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mass noun
  • 1The process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.

    ‘I would never subject children to religious indoctrination’
    • ‘he denounces political indoctrination in the classroom’
    • ‘They believe in separation of church and state, that religious indoctrination has no place in state schools.’
    • ‘The camps were quite intensive, involving as much as 14 hours a day of military training and political indoctrination.’
    • ‘This is straightforward ideological indoctrination of very young children.’
    • ‘This is an extraordinary experiment in mass indoctrination.’
    • ‘They practised relentless and insidious indoctrination.’
    • ‘He has overcome the indoctrination of his high school curriculum.’
    • ‘An unswerving determination to have no truck with tertiary institution insulated the artist from cultural indoctrination.’
    • ‘They force villagers to attend political and cultural indoctrination sessions.’
    • ‘Their life was one of constant propaganda and indoctrination.’
    • ‘How strong an effect does indoctrination really have?’
    1. 1.1 archaic Teaching; instruction.
      ‘methods that were approved for indoctrination in divinity’
      • ‘He feared the danger of excitement replacing understanding, and the awakening of feelings supplanting the indoctrination of the understanding and the cultivation of the heart.’