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

  • noun An arrogantly assertive person.
  • noun One who expresses or sets forth dogma.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is dogmatic or maintains a dogma or dogmas; a magisterial teacher; one who asserts positively doctrines or opinions unsupported by argument or evidence.
  • noun [capitalized] One of a sect of ancient physicians founded by Hippocrates, and named in contradistinction to Empirics and Methodists.

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

  • noun One who dogmatizes; one who speaks dogmatically; a bold and arrogant advancer of principles.

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

  • noun A stubborn, assertive, opinionated person.

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

  • noun a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions


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