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Dogmatic meaning

dogmatic - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Alt. of Dogmatical
  2. 2. One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; - opposed to the Empiric.
  3. 3. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, established doctrine; positive; authoritative.
  4. 4. Doctrinal theology.
  5. 5. Pertaining to a dogma; positive in assertion.

dogmatic - examples of usage

  1. Dogmatic is technically applied in a good sense to that which is formally enunciated by adequate authority; doctrinal to that which is stated in the form of doctrine to be taught or defended. Dogmatic theology, called also " dogmatics," gives definite propositions, which it holds to be delivered by authority; systematic theology considers the same propositions in their logical connection and order as parts of a system; a doctrinal statement is less absolute in its claims than a dogmatic treatise, and may be more partial than the term systematic would imply. Outside of theology, dogmatic has generally an offensive sense; a dogmatic statement is one for which the author does not trouble himself to give a reason, either because of the strength of his convictions, or because of his contempt for those whom he addresses; thus dogmatic is, in common use, allied with arrogant and kindred words.
  2. In a dogmatic way he expounded to her ideals severely practical. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. He was too dogmatic to win liking, but he had a genius for success. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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