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[dawg-muh-tist, dog-] /ˈdɔg mə tɪst, ˈdɒg-/
a person who asserts his or her opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner; a dogmatic person.
a person who lays down dogmas.
Origin of dogmatist
1535-45; < Medieval Latin dogmatista, equivalent to dogmat(izāre) to dogmatize + -ista -ist
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antidogmatist, noun, adjective Unabridged
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  • In the former case, the dogmatist must take care that his arguments possess the apodeictic certainty of a demonstration.

  • The dogmatist has called the great Emancipator a compromiser.

  • The theories of dogmatist and traditionalist are not the authentic documents of the Christian religion.

    Painted Windows Harold Begbie
  • The dogmatist gave a voice to the thoughts which the sight of the picture had awakened.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • In the eyes of the dogmatist they are strangers out of a strange land of thought.

    Creed And Deed Felix Adler
  • You were in danger of becoming a dogmatist, but you are too much of a man for that.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • He is often a dogmatist, but this fault is not peculiar to him, he shares it with the rest of mankind.

    Preaching and Paganism Albert Parker Fitch
  • Without being a dogmatist, De Gourmont was an antagonist of absolutism.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • You have a perfect right to do so; but in that case you are the dogmatist.

    Orthodoxy G. K. Chesterton
  • The dogmatist is far from having influence with the wise and intelligent.

    Talkers John Bate
British Dictionary definitions for dogmatist


a dogmatic person
a person who formulates dogmas
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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