- 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
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Examples from the Web for dogmatic
Sir Nicholas Henderson, who was in the job when Reagan was elected, described him as a dogmatic and simplistic man.British Officials Portrayed Reagan as a “Bozo”
Nico Hines, Ben Jacobs
April 30, 2014
He can't pretend that he's a dogmatic right-winger; who would believe him?A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges
May 10, 2013
A dogmatic person will entrench himself in his dearly held beliefs and vigorously fight that truth.Republicans: Check Your Premises
November 9, 2012
October Baby, on the other hand, is a dogmatic film with an extreme pro-life agenda.Christian Movie War: Pro-Life ‘October Baby’ vs. Postmodern ‘Blue Like Jazz’
April 12, 2012
Hamas is not a monolithic organization, nor is it as dogmatic as it is often depicted.Unify the Palestinians, Neutralize Hamas
April 4, 2012
A like dogmatic partisanship obtains in the question of defences.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
It is his very ignorance of a matter that makes him dogmatic.
However, I give you leave to be as dogmatic and didactic as you like in return.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
"I'll find out presently that I am alive yet," he declared, in a dogmatic tone.A Set of Six
Mr. Travers' voice went on dogmatic and obstinate for a long time.The Rescue
- (of a statement, opinion, etc) forcibly asserted as if authoritative and unchallengeable
- (of a person) prone to making such statements
- of, relating to, or constituting dogmadogmatic writings
- based on assumption rather than empirical observation
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).