Definition of dogmatism
1 : the expression of an opinion or belief as if it were a fact : positiveness in assertion of opinion especially when unwarranted or arrogant
2 : a viewpoint or system of ideas based on insufficiently examined premises
Examples of dogmatism in a Sentence
a man much given to inflexible dogmatism when it came to the role of government in regulating the economy
Recent Examples of dogmatism from the Web
Most are Israeli liberals, but a couple of right-wing hardliners get into testy exchanges with the director which only serve to illustrate the unyielding dogmatism that threatens every attempt at political compromise in the region.
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Origin and Etymology of dogmatism
First Known Use: 1603
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