Dogmatic Definition

dôg-mătĭk, dŏg-
Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
American Heritage
Of or like dogma; doctrinal.
Webster's New World
Stating opinion in an assertive or arrogant manner.
Webster's New World
Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism.
A dogmatic adherence to a single educational model.
American Heritage

(philosophy, medicine) Adhering only to principles which are true a priori, rather than truths based on evidence or deduction.


One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; opposed to the empiric.


Origin of Dogmatic

  • From French dogmatique, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek δογματικός (dogmatikos, “didactic”), from δόγμα (dogma, “dogma”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin dogmaticus from Greek dogmatikos from dogma dogmat- belief dogma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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