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