- 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 dogmatically
He changed how the people of his time engaged God, editing a theology that was often portrayed harshly and dogmatically.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist
Matthew Paul Turner
August 24, 2014
"I don't believe you can put the blame on him so dogmatically," Somers replied.Death Wish
The boy thought as dogmatically as though he were one of his own ancestors.The Education of Henry Adams
But, is it possible that that which is not historically true can be dogmatically sound?Lord George Bentinck
I resist no such idea as long as it is not dogmatically imposed.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
The answer to this question must not be hastily or dogmatically given.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
- (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 dogmatically
1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos "pertaining to doctrines," from dogma (see dogma). Related: Dogmatical (c.1600).