[ dawg-muh-tist, dog- ]
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  1. a person who asserts their opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner; a dogmatic person.

  2. a person who lays down dogmas; one who prescribes doctrines.

Origin of dogmatist

First recorded in 1535–45; from Medieval Latin dogmatista, equivalent to dogmat(izāre) “to dogmatize ” + -ista -ist

Other words from dogmatist

  • an·ti·dog·ma·tist, noun, adjective

Words Nearby dogmatist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dogmatist in a sentence

  • To the modern dogmatist, these positions seem sceptical and pernicious.

    The Arena | Various
  • Nay, I am no cold-blooded theorist, no thick-hided dogmatist; nor am I a chastely simple young man mooning in virginal innocence.

  • He is often a dogmatist, but this fault is not peculiar to him, he shares it with the rest of mankind.

    Preaching and Paganism | Albert Parker Fitch
  • You have a perfect right to do so; but in that case you are the dogmatist.

    Orthodoxy | G. K. Chesterton
  • And the last great dogmatist, Leibniz, was the one who practised this method of uncritical assumption to the utmost extent.

    History of Modern Philosophy | Alfred William Benn

British Dictionary definitions for dogmatist


/ (ˈdɒɡmətɪst) /

  1. a dogmatic person

  2. a person who formulates dogmas

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