dogmatic

[ dawg-mat-ik, dog- ]
/ dɔgˈmæt ɪk, dɒg- /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. dogleg fence,
  2. doglike,
  3. dogma,
  4. dogman,
  5. dogmata,
  6. dogmatics,
  7. dogmatism,
  8. dogmatist,
  9. dogmatize,
  10. dogme

Also dog·mat·i·cal.

Origin of dogmatic

1595–1605; < Late Latin dogmaticus < Greek dogmatikós, equivalent to dogmat- (stem of dógma dogma) + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for dogmatic

dogmatic

dogmatical

/ (dɒɡˈmætɪk) /

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for 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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