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or dogmatical

[dawg-mat-ik, dog-] /dɔgˈmæt ɪk, dɒg-/
relating to or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas or any strong set of principles concerning faith, morals, etc., as those laid down by a church; doctrinal:
We hear dogmatic arguments from both sides of the political spectrum.
asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated:
I refuse to argue with someone so dogmatic that he won't listen to reason.
Origin of dogmatic
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
2. arbitrary, imperious, dictatorial. Unabridged
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  • One has only to survey the field of dogmatic religion to see how curiously astray it may be led.

    The Complex Vision John Cowper Powys
  • He was too 64 dogmatic to win liking, but he had a genius for success.

    Brand Blotters William MacLeod Raine
  • And this applies not to moral questions only, but to dogmatic also.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • It was the man he had seen before—material, capable, dogmatic.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • To jump from a dead, impersonal world to a dogmatic Bible is too much for most people.

    The Pursuit of God A. W. Tozer
British Dictionary definitions for dogmatic


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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