dogmatic dog*mat"ic (d[o^]g*m[a^]t"[i^]k), dogmatical dog*mat`ic*al (d[o^]g*m[a^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [L. dogmaticus, Gr. dogmatiko`s, fr. do`gma: cf. F. dogmatique.] 1. Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet. [1913 Webster]

2. Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing. [1913 Webster]

Critics write in a positive, dogmatic way. -- Spectator. [1913 Webster]

[They] are as assertive and dogmatical as if they were omniscient. -- Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

{Dogmatic theology}. Same as {Dogmatics}.

Syn: Magisterial; arrogant. See {Magisterial}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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