- 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
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Related Wordsadvanced, catholic, cosmopolitan, dispassionate, flexible, indulgent, liberal, open, open-minded, permissive, progressive, radical, receptive, responsive, tolerant, unbiased, unprejudiced, wide, unbigoted, undogmatic
Examples from the Web for undogmatic
This is the kind of undogmatic dealing with realities that ought to be the signature of conservative thinking about policy.Our Broken Economy
May 23, 2012
Mr. Warner was the most undogmatic of idealists, the most winning of teachers.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner
Charles Dudley Warner
A new, undogmatic Christianity was being preached in pulpits.A History of Freedom of Thought
John Bagnell Bury
Lessing learned from the Moravians the undogmatic essence of religion.Edward Caldwell Moore
He has been enveloped from his youth up by a hazy atmosphere of Undogmatic Religion.Seeing and Hearing
George W. E. Russell
The negative answer to the question proposed would only be unjudicial, not undogmatic.Lux Mundi
- (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
Word Origin and History for undogmatic
1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos "pertaining to doctrines," from dogma (see dogma). Related: Dogmatical (c.1600).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper