Definitions for: Dogmatic


[adj] characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
[adj] relating to or involving dogma; "dogmatic writings"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dog*mat"ic, n.
One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general
principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.


Dog*mat"ic, Dogmatical Dog*mat`ic*al, a. [L.
dogmaticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. dogmatique.]
1. Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized
doctrine or tenet.

2. Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively;
positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative;
overbearing.

Critics write in a positive, dogmatic way. --
Spectator.

[They] are as assertive and dogmatical as if they
were omniscient. -- Glanvill.

Dogmatic theology. Same as Dogmatics.

Syn: Magisterial; arrogant. See Magisterial.

Synonyms: dogmatical, narrow, narrow-minded

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