Dogmatic definition

dôg-mătĭk, dŏg-
Stating opinion in an assertive or arrogant manner.
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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.

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Pertaining to dogmas; doctrinal.
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Of or like dogma; doctrinal.
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Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism.

A dogmatic adherence to a single educational model.

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(philosophy, medicine) Adhering only to principles which are true a priori, rather than truths based on evidence or deduction.
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Asserting dogmas or beliefs in a superior or arrogant way; opinionated, dictatorial.
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One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; opposed to the empiric.
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Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
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Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of dogmatic - dogmatical

Origin of dogmatic

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary