adjective \dg-ˈma-tik, däg-\

: expressing personal opinions or beliefs as if they are certainly correct and cannot be doubted

Full Definition of DOGMATIC

:  characterized by or given to the expression of opinions very strongly or positively as if they were facts <a dogmatic critic>
:  of or relating to dogma (see dogma)
dog·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
dog·mat·i·cal·ness \-ti-kəl-nəs\ noun

Variants of DOGMATIC

dog·mat·ic also dog·mat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\

Examples of DOGMATIC

  1. She's become so dogmatic lately that arguing with her is pointless.
  2. <a critic's dogmatic insistence that abstract expressionism is the only school of 20th century art worthy of serious study>
  3. 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

Origin of DOGMATIC

(see dogma)
First Known Use: 1660


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