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dogmatic

[dawg-mat-ik, dog-]
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adjective
  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.
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Also dog·mat·i·cal.

Origin of dogmatic

1595–1605; < Late Latin dogmaticus < Greek dogmatikós, equivalent to dogmat- (stem of dógma dogma) + -ikos -ic
Related formsdog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbdog·mat·i·cal·ness, nounan·ti·dog·mat·ic, adjectivean·ti·dog·mat·i·cal, adjectivean·ti·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·dog·mat·ic, adjectivenon·dog·mat·i·cal, adjectivenon·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·dog·mat·ic, adjectiveo·ver·dog·mat·i·cal, adjectiveo·ver·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·dog·mat·i·cal·ness, nounun·dog·mat·ic, adjectiveun·dog·mat·i·cal, adjectiveun·dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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2. arbitrary, imperious, dictatorial.
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-dogmatic

dogmatic

dogmatical

adjective
    1. (of a statement, opinion, etc) forcibly asserted as if authoritative and unchallengeable
    2. (of a person) prone to making such statements
  1. of, relating to, or constituting dogmadogmatic writings
  2. based on assumption rather than empirical observation
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Derived Formsdogmatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-dogmatic

dogmatic

adj.

1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos "pertaining to doctrines," from dogma (see dogma). Related: Dogmatical (c.1600).

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