Adjective "dogmatic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true.
  1. 'By contrast the authority's expert witness was emphatic, even dogmatic, in his evidence.'
  2. 'Put the other way around, the respondent is more likely to be dogmatic, technical and uncompromising.'
  3. 'Opinions are meant to be asserted - not in dogmatic, unyielding terms, but in confident terms.'
  4. 'He reacted against it as an institution with an unbendingly dogmatic definition of itself.'
  5. 'This assertion might sound brutally dogmatic, but its economic basis is exceptionally solid.'
  6. 'Another fault among instructors is a tendency to be unyielding and dogmatic.'
  7. 'The problem many have with a dogmatic acceptance of any theory, scientific or not, is a lack of proof.'
  8. 'They must beware of becoming dogmatic and opinionated and strive to keep an open mind and their opinions flexible.'
  9. 'He's not entirely dogmatic about it and he'll make an exception whenever he's enthused enough by the work.'
  10. 'Against his appeals to observation they opposed dogmatic principles.'



1. relating to or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas or any strong set of principles concerning faith, morals, etc., as those laid down by a church; doctrinal: We hear dogmatic arguments from both sides of the political spectrum.

2. asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated: I refuse to argue with someone so dogmatic that he won't listen to reason.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be dogmatic on uses."

"people can be dogmatic on mars."

"people can be dogmatic in ideas."

"people can be dogmatic in crises."

"alls can be dogmatic in traditions."

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Early 17th century (as a noun denoting a philosopher or physician of a school based on a priori assumptions): via late Latin from Greek dogmatikos, from dogma, dogmat- (see dogma).