[ dawg-mat-ik, dog- ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikós, equivalent to dogmat- (stem of dógma dogma) + -ikos -ic
  • Also dog·mat·i·cal .

Other words for dogmatic

Other words from dogmatic

  • dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • dog·mat·i·cal·ness, noun
  • an·ti·dog·mat·ic, adjective
  • an·ti·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
  • an·ti·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·dog·mat·ic, adjective
  • non·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
  • non·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·dog·mat·ic, adjective
  • o·ver·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
  • o·ver·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·dog·mat·i·cal·ness, noun
  • un·dog·mat·ic, adjective
  • un·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
  • un·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for dogmatic



/ (dɒɡˈmætɪk) /

    • (of a statement, opinion, etc) forcibly asserted as if authoritative and unchallengeable

    • (of a person) prone to making such statements

  1. of, relating to, or constituting dogma: dogmatic writings

  1. based on assumption rather than empirical observation

Derived forms of dogmatic

  • dogmatically, adverb

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