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dogmatism

[dawg-muh-tiz-uh m, dog-]
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noun
  1. dogmatic character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths.
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Origin of dogmatism

1595–1605; < Late Latin dogmatismus, equivalent to Latin dogmat(icus) dogmatic + -ismus -ism; replacing dogmatisme < French
Related formsan·ti·dog·ma·tism, nouno·ver·dog·ma·tism, noun
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Historical Examples

  • He learnt more from such books than he learnt from dogmatism and interested orthodoxy.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • If I had it now I should know that you are heartily weary of all my generalisations and dogmatism.

  • The religion of Isis did not gain a hold on the soul by its dogmatism.

  • The only thing out of place in the discussion is dogmatism on either side.

  • He dreaded the dogmatism of sects and rash definitions of God.

    Old Familiar Faces

    Theodore Watts-Dunton


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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