[dawg-muh-tiz-uh m, dog-]


dogmatic character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths.

Nearby words

  1. dogma,
  2. dogman,
  3. dogmata,
  4. dogmatic,
  5. dogmatics,
  6. dogmatist,
  7. dogmatize,
  8. dogme,
  9. dognap,
  10. dogon

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for anti-dogmatism



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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