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dogmatic

[dawg-mat-ik, dog-] /dɔgˈmæt ɪk, dɒg-/
adjective
1.
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.
2.
asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated:
I refuse to argue with someone so dogmatic that he won't listen to reason.
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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British Dictionary definitions for dogmatically

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 dogmatically

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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