dog·​ma·​tist ˈdȯg-mə-tist How to pronounce dogmatist (audio)
: one who dogmatizes

Examples of dogmatist in a Sentence

a dogmatist as far as economics are concerned, he's an unquestioning supporter of the supply-side theory
Recent Examples on the Web While seeing themselves as the forces of enlightenment, these folks who use the prince of darkness as their mascot are really intolerant dogmatists. Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 Americans, even or especially historians, tend to treat the early New Englanders as dogmatists: narrow, pious simpletons. Marilynne Robinson, Harper's Magazine, 1 July 2022 But even at its height, this view only gained currency among a very small cohort of sectarian dogmatists. Adolph Reed Jr., The New Republic, 25 Sep. 2019 Which brings us to the flaw in this admirable book: Mr. King is a purist and a dogmatist whose tastes, though deep, are freakishly narrow. Evan Eisenberg, WSJ, 24 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1547, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dogmatist was circa 1547

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“Dogmatist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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