Definition of Dogmatic

1. Adjective. Characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles.

Exact synonyms: Dogmatical
Similar to: Narrow, Narrow-minded
Derivative terms: Dogma, Dogma



2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative.
Partainyms: Dogma
Derivative terms: Dogma

3. Adjective. Relating to or involving dogma. "Dogmatic writings"
Derivative terms: Dogma
Partainyms: Dogma

Definition of Dogmatic

1. n. One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.

2. a. Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.

Definition of Dogmatic

1. Adjective. (philosophy medicine) Adhering only to principles which are true ''a priori'', rather than truths based on evidence or deduction. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to dogmas; doctrinal. ¹

3. Adjective. Asserting dogmas or beliefs in a superior or arrogant way; opinionated, dictatorial. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dogmatic

1. dogma [adj] - See also: dogma

Medical Definition of Dogmatic

1. One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; opposed to the Empiric. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Dogmatic

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1. The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study by Jean-Marie Guyau (1897)
"Broad dogmatic faith—Orthodox Protestantism—Dogmas of orthodox ... The dissolution of dogmatic faith in modern society— Reasons that render this dissolution ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Here and there dogmatic speculation rooted itself in strange soil; ... Biblical interpretations interspersed with dogmatic expositions is the ideal before ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Polemic and irenic are branches of theology that have also a very close connection with dogmatic,—the former having for its object the excision from the ..."

4. A Social Theory of Religious Education by George Albert Coe (1917)
"To speak of "the dogmatic Protestant type," therefore, or of the other types that will ... Protestant education is dogmatic when it is controlled by these ..."

5. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1867)
"By dogmatic teaching from the pulpit I understand the teaching of dogma thus defined. I. dogmatic teaching, in some measure and upon some occasions, ..."

6. The Nature and Sources of the Law by John Chipman Gray, Roland Gray (1921)
"dogmatic The second class of fictions, according: to ... These dogmatic fictions are not employed to bring in new law under cover of the old, ..."

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