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dogmatism

[dawg-muh-tiz-uh m, dog-] /ˈdɔg məˌtɪz əm, ˈdɒg-/
noun
1.
dogmatic character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin dogmatismus, equivalent to Latin dogmat(icus) dogmatic + -ismus -ism; replacing dogmatisme < French
Related forms
antidogmatism, noun
overdogmatism, noun
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Examples from the web for dogmatism
  • Scientific dogmatism is no more commendable than any other.
  • The nationalists' linguistic dogmatism is provoking a backlash.
  • His chief targets are ideological dogmatism and imperialist hubris.
  • If they are judicious they will fault our dogmatism.
  • Stasis and dogmatism were seen as recipes for stagnation and collapse.
  • Instead, they vented their hatred of dogmatism and intolerance in personalities so insolent as to become in themselves intolerant.
  • Two thousand years ago such dogmatism, readily welcome, would have scouted the idea of blond races ever leading civilization.
  • Now it is certainly possible for a majority of scientists to be wrong about something, but your dogmatism is clearly unwarranted.
  • Perhaps the scientific method and democracy can replace dogmatism and theocracy.
  • Ultimately, dogmatism and extreme skepticism are impossible to defeat in a debate.
Word Origin and History for dogmatism
n.

c.1600, but not in common use until 19c., from French dogmatisme (16c.), from Medieval Latin dogmatismus, from Latin dogma (see dogma).

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