from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • n. One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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 The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos, from dogma, dogmat-, belief; see dogma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French dogmatique, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek δογματικός ("didactic"), from δόγμα ("dogma").



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • highly opinionated, not accepting that your belief may not be correct

    Bryan is dogmatic in his belief that the earth is flat, claiming that all pictures of a spherical earth are computer generated.

    October 12, 2016