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dogmatic

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

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Nearby words

dogleg fence, doglike, dogma, dogman, dogmata, dogmatic, dogmatics, dogmatism, dogmatist, dogmatize, 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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Examples from the Web for non-dogmatic

  • Quakerism, like Zen, is a non-dogmatic religion, laying stress on the doctrine of Immanence.

    Zen Buddhism|Arthur Waley

British Dictionary definitions for non-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 non-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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