- 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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2. arbitrary, imperious, dictatorial.
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Examples from the Web for dogmatical
A dogmatical solution is therefore not only unsatisfactory but impossible.
Thetic is the term applied to every collection of dogmatical propositions.
Those who have treated of the sciences have been either empirics or dogmatical.Novum Organum
She was a trifle obstinate and dogmatical, but we got on fairly well.Esther
Rosa Nouchette Carey
As a matter of course, he was loud, clamorous, dogmatical and not very argumentative.The Deerslayer
James Fenimore Cooper
- (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
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Word Origin and History for dogmatical
1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos "pertaining to doctrines," from dogma (see dogma). Related: Dogmatical (c.1600).
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