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Meaning of DOGMATIC

Pronunciation:  dog'matik

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

DOGMATIC is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dogmatical, narrow, narrow-minded



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dog*mat"ic\, n.
    One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general
    principles; -- opposed to the {Empiric}.
  2. \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;
             Critics write in a positive, dogmatic way. --
             [They] are as assertive and dogmatical as if they
             were omniscient.                      -- Glanvill.
    {Dogmatic theology}. Same as {Dogmatics}.
    Syn: Magisterial; arrogant. See {Magisterial}.
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