- The definition of dogmatic is the strong expression of opinions as if they were facts.
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
- asserted a priori or without proof
- stating opinion in a positive or arrogant manneralso dogmatical
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”).