[dawg-muh-tist, dog-]


a person who asserts his or her opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner; a dogmatic person.
a person who lays down dogmas.

Origin of dogmatist

1535–45; < Medieval Latin dogmatista, equivalent to dogmat(izāre) to dogmatize + -ista -ist
Related formsan·ti·dog·ma·tist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dogmatist

Historical Examples of dogmatist

  • The dogmatist has called the great Emancipator a compromiser.

  • The dogmatist gave a voice to the thoughts which the sight of the picture had awakened.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • I think this is not all fancy, yet I would not speak with the assurance of the dogmatist.

    Our Bird Comrades

    Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser

  • You were in danger of becoming a dogmatist, but you are too much of a man for that.

    A Pessimist

    Robert Timsol

  • To argue from it would be to commit the very fault so often imputed to the dogmatist.

    Lux Mundi


British Dictionary definitions for dogmatist



a dogmatic person
a person who formulates dogmas
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