relating to or of the nature of a 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.
asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated:
I refuse to argue with someone so dogmatic that he won’t listen to reason.
(of a statement, opinion, etc) forcibly asserted as if authoritative and unchallengeable
(of a person) prone to making such statements
of, relating to, or constituting dogma: dogmatic writings
based on assumption rather than empirical observation
1670s, from Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos “pertaining to doctrines,” from dogma (see dogma). Related: Dogmatical (c.1600).
character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths. Historical Examples On the ruin of all philosophies and religions Montaigne, like Nietzsche, has built up a dogmatism of his own. German Problems and Personalities Charles Sarolea He learnt more from such books than he learnt from dogmatism and interested orthodoxy. Albert […]
a person who asserts his or her opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner; a dogmatic person. a person who lays down dogmas. Historical Examples In the former case, the dogmatist must take care that his arguments possess the apodeictic certainty of a demonstration. The Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant The dogmatist has […]
of or relating to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family: domestic pleasures. devoted to home life or household affairs. no longer wild; tame; : domestic animals. of or relating to one’s own or a particular country as apart from other countries: domestic trade. indigenous to or produced or made within one’s own […]
a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc. something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted effects: Good jobs are the best antidote to teenage crime. to counteract with an antidote: Medication was given to antidote the poison the child had swallowed. Contemporary Examples I highly doubt that anyone not […]