Definition of dogmatic in English:


Pronunciation /dôɡˈmadik/ /dɔɡˈmædɪk/

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  • Inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true.

    ‘he gives his opinion without trying to be dogmatic’
    • ‘Opinions are meant to be asserted - not in dogmatic, unyielding terms, but in confident terms.’
    • ‘Against his appeals to observation they opposed dogmatic principles.’
    • ‘He is a tyrannical, dogmatic and highly narcissistic dictator who has no intentions of going down quietly.’
    • ‘A far more sinister implication is the creation of an intolerant dogmatic approach to complex issues.’
    • ‘This assertion might sound brutally dogmatic, but its economic basis is exceptionally solid.’
    • ‘There could be few things more dogmatic than the many dictates of Leftist political correctness!’
    • ‘After all, it is, I suppose, a bit dogmatic to absolutely insist the whole thing is state controlled.’
    • ‘Peer pressure works among adults no less than the young and it's a dogmatic dictator.’
    • ‘By contrast the authority's expert witness was emphatic, even dogmatic, in his evidence.’
    • ‘Another fault among instructors is a tendency to be unyielding and dogmatic.’
    • ‘The important lesson is that an inflexible dogmatic approach to equity investing will end in tears whatever it may be.’
    • ‘Put the other way around, the respondent is more likely to be dogmatic, technical and uncompromising.’
    • ‘They must beware of becoming dogmatic and opinionated and strive to keep an open mind and their opinions flexible.’
    • ‘The evidence on both sides rather took the form of dogmatic assertions.’
    • ‘Cell Theory then rapidly turned into a more dogmatic cell doctrine, and in this form survives up to the present day.’
    • ‘He reacted against it as an institution with an unbendingly dogmatic definition of itself.’
    • ‘It appears to be a prudential judgment of the Pope's, not a dogmatic statement.’
    • ‘The problem many have with a dogmatic acceptance of any theory, scientific or not, is a lack of proof.’
    • ‘He's not entirely dogmatic about it and he'll make an exception whenever he's enthused enough by the work.’
    • ‘As the next generation of leaders, we must be willing to be self-critical if we wish to avoid becoming dogmatic.’
    opinionated, peremptory, assertive, imperative, insistent, emphatic, adamant, doctrinaire, authoritarian, authoritative, domineering, imperious, high-handed, pontifical, arrogant, overbearing, dictatorial, uncompromising, unyielding, unbending, inflexible, rigid, entrenched, unquestionable, unchallengeable
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Early 17th century (as a noun denoting a philosopher or physician of a school based on a priori assumptions): via late Latin from Greek dogmatikos, from dogma, dogmat- (see dogma).