An example of dogmatic is insisting that a feminist view is the one and only way to look at literature.
- of or like dogma; doctrinal
- stating opinion in an assertive or arrogant manneralso dog·mat′i·cal
Origin of dogmaticClassical Latin dogmaticus from Classical Greek dogmatikos
- Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
- a. Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner: “People in recovery groups can be dogmatic, asserting that the group's way is 'the way' or bashing other approaches” ( Anne M. Fletcher )b. Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism: a dogmatic adherence to a single educational model.
Origin of dogmaticLate Latin dogmaticus from Greek dogmatikos from dogma dogmat- belief ; see dogma .
(comparative more dogmatic, superlative most dogmatic)
From French dogmatique, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek δογματικός (dogmatikos, “didactic”), from δόγμα (dogma, “dogma”).