[ dawg-mat-ik, dog- ]
/ dɔgˈmæt ɪk, dɒg- /
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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.
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Also dog·mat·i·cal .
Origin of dogmatic
OTHER WORDS FROM dogmatic
dog·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbdog·mat·i·cal·ness, nounan·ti·dog·mat·ic, adjectivean·ti·dog·mat·i·cal, adjective
an·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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How to use dogmatic in a sentence
He changed how the people of his time engaged God, editing a theology that was often portrayed harshly and dogmatically.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is not in human nature to believe such a thing, even if it may be dogmatically asserted.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
Spirit is breath—so she dogmatically affirmed—and when a man breathes out his last breath his spirit leaves his body.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler|Pardee Butler
No one can say dogmatically how far democracy should go in distributing the enormously important powers of active government.
It must be remembered that the arguments on both sides are expressed very dogmatically.
"There is nobody as wouldn't get harm, man or woman, or even children," cried Granny dogmatically.A Country Gentleman and his Family|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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
of, relating to, or constituting dogmadogmatic writings
based on assumption rather than empirical observation
Derived forms of dogmaticdogmatically, adverb
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