[ dawg-mat-ik, dog- ]
/ dɔgˈmæt ɪk, dɒg- /
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.
Origin of 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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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
/ (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 Formsdogmatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-dogmatic
1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos "pertaining to doctrines," from dogma (see dogma). Related: Dogmatical (c.1600).
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