from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
  • adjective Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner.
  • adjective Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Same as dogmatics.
  • noun A dogmatist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.
  • adjective Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.
  • adjective Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing.
  • adjective Same as Dogmatics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective philosophy, medicine Adhering only to principles which are true a priori, rather than truths based on evidence or deduction.
  • adjective Pertaining to dogmas; doctrinal.
  • adjective Asserting dogmas or beliefs in a superior or arrogant way; opinionated, dictatorial.

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

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
  • adjective relating to or involving dogma
  • adjective 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").



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  • 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