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dogmatic

[dawg-mat-ik, dog-] /dɔgˈmæt ɪk, dɒg-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas; doctrinal.
2.
asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated.
Also, dogmatical.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin dogmaticus < Greek dogmatikós, equivalent to dogmat- (stem of dógma dogma) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
dogmatically, adverb
dogmaticalness, noun
antidogmatic, adjective
antidogmatical, adjective
antidogmatically, adverb
nondogmatic, adjective
nondogmatical, adjective
nondogmatically, adverb
overdogmatic, adjective
overdogmatical, adjective
overdogmatically, adverb
overdogmaticalness, noun
undogmatic, adjective
undogmatical, adjective
undogmatically, adverb
Synonyms
2. arbitrary, imperious, dictatorial.
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Examples from the web for dogmatic
  • Pragmatic and dogmatic libertarians: Both favor very small government.
  • But those looking for a less dogmatic argument will be disappointed.
  • Because science isn't dogmatic.
  • The final statement in the quote is simply a dogmatic assertion.
  • You probably don't realise how hysterical, irrational and dogmatic you sound.
  • All he's asking is that we be less dogmatic and more pragmatic.
  • Because of this, I might introduce dogmatic caution and critique when considering evolutionary theory.
  • She has strong convictions, yet is not dogmatic.
  • Take, for instance, his dogmatic assertions concerning faith and works.
  • In fact, as the three days went on, I became more and more dogmatic.
British Dictionary definitions for dogmatic

dogmatic

/dɒɡˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
  1. (of a statement, opinion, etc) forcibly asserted as if authoritative and unchallengeable
  2. (of a person) prone to making such statements
2.
of, relating to, or constituting dogma: dogmatic writings
3.
based on assumption rather than empirical observation
Derived Forms
dogmatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dogmatic
adj.

1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos "pertaining to doctrines," from dogma (see dogma). Related: Dogmatical (c.1600).

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