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dogmatism

[ dawg-muh-tiz-uhm, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔg məˌtɪz əm, ˈdɒg- /
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noun

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

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Origin of dogmatism

1595–1605; <Late Latin dogmatismus, equivalent to Latin dogmat(icus) dogmatic + -ismus-ism; replacing dogmatisme<French

OTHER WORDS FROM dogmatism

an·ti·dog·ma·tism, nouno·ver·dog·ma·tism, noun

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