American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
- adj. Characterized by an authoritative, arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles. See Synonyms at dictatorial.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of a dogma or an authoritatively settled doctrine; pertaining to dogma or authoritative doctrine in general: as, dogmatic theology.
- Asserting, or disposed to make positive assertions of, opinion, doctrine, or fact without presenting argument or evidence, or in an overbearing and arrogant manner.
- In the Kantian philosophy, relating to that kind of metaphysics which deduces its doctrines syllogistically, or from the analysis of conceptions, setting out with those which seem perfectly clear and distinct: opposed to critical.
- n. Same as dogmatics.
- n. A dogmatist.
- adj. philosophy, medicine Adhering only to principles which are true a priori, rather than truths based on evidence or deduction.
- adj. Pertaining to dogmas; doctrinal.
- adj. Asserting dogmas or beliefs in a superior or arrogant way; opinionated, dictatorial.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the
- adj. Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.
- adj. Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing.
- adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
- adj. relating to or involving dogma
- adj. characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
- From French dogmatique, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek δογματικός ("didactic"), from δόγμα ("dogma"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos, from dogma, dogmat-, belief; see dogma. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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