Simple Definition of dogmatic
: expressing personal opinions or beliefs as if they are certainly correct and cannot be doubted
Examples of dogmatic
What we are being treated to, clearly, is an extended set of variations on that most ancient of all intellectual chestnuts, the infinite capacity of the professorial mind for the dogmatic and ludicrous misinterpretation of evidence regarding past civilizations. —Peter Green, New Republic, 20 Mar. 2000
The New York Times, dogmatic as always, claimed that “facts and reason, the authority of all dictionaries, and the support of every chronologer and historian that ever lived, to say nothing of the invariable understanding and custom of all lands and ages” underlay its choice of 1901. It spoke dismissively of “the delusion that there is a controversy as to when the twentieth century begins,” even as the controversy dragged on in its pages for a year and a half. —Frederic D. Schwarz, American Heritage, December 1999
After absorbing one magazine's strict injunctions on such topics as the number of saucepans to register for and which varieties of flowers hold up best in bouquets, I would move on to another mag, only to find an equal number of equally dogmatic assertions, delivered with equal certainty and often in complete contradiction with the first set. —Ruth Halikman, New Republic, 18 Oct. 1999
She's become so dogmatic lately that arguing with her is pointless.
<a critic's dogmatic insistence that abstract expressionism is the only school of 20th century art worthy of serious study>
Variants of dogmatic
Origin of dogmatic
First Known Use: 1660
Synonym Discussion of dogmatic
Rhymes with dogmatic
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