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Definition prone to stating opinions as absolute truth

More rarely, dogmatic is also used as the adjective form of dogma to indicate that something is related to or expresses standard beliefs that shouldn't be questioned — especially religious beliefs.
  • The dogmatic coach is fond of saying, "My way's the right way. Your way's the wrong way!"
dogmatic = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
  • I don't care for dogmatic writings. I like writing that presents different perspectives and leaves me to decide what I believe.
  • dogmatic = characterized by stating opinions as absolute truth
  • I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
    Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
  • Science may be too dogmatic in its denial of the unseen.
    London, Jack  --  Moon-Face and Other Stories
  • It is ... "just wrong" to break promises, take property, or harm other people. But those dogmatic explanations, even when offered by lawyers as influential as William Blackstone or philosophers as great as Immanuel Kant, fall on barren ground today.
    Richard A. Epstein  --  Skepticism and Freedom
  • As for the rest, they were numskulls, ninnies, superficial, dogmatic, and ignorant.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • He was dogmatic with those who did not venture to assert themselves, but with the self-assertive he was very modest.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • If I did not keep this possibility open I would be dogmatic, and not a true philosopher.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • dogmatic = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
  • ...talking in voices that, almost without exception, sounded collegiately dogmatic, as though each young man ... was clearing up, once and for all, some highly controversial issue...
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • dogmatic = confident of absolute truth
  • We're not stubborn, theoretical dogmatists-we're flexible.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • dogmatists = people who state their opinions as absolute truth
  • His gentleness was never tinged by dogmatism, and his instructions were given with an air of frankness and good nature that banished every idea of pedantry.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • dogmatism = stating opinions as absolute truth
  • it reminded me of Mrs. Reed's; she mouthed her words in speaking; her voice was deep, its inflections very pompous, very dogmatical, — very intolerable, in short.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • dogmatical = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
  • He stated that his discourses to people were to be sometimes secular, and sometimes religious, but never dogmatic; and that his texts would be taken from all kinds of books.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • dogmatic = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
  • Thus it was Hume, Kant said, who "aroused me from my dogmatic slumbers" and caused him to write what is now regarded as one of the greatest philosophical treatises ever written, the Critique of Pure Reason,
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • dogmatic = not questioning beliefs
  • What followers of a genius aren't dogmatic, for heaven's sake?
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • dogmatic = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
  • ...and such statements, of course, upset dogmatic interpreters of Scripture.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • dogmatic = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
  • the Principal is desirous that my thesis should be dogmatic,
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • dogmatic = state opinions as absolute truth
  • For, if you would inform, a positive and dogmatical manner in advancing your sentiments may provoke contradiction and prevent a candid attention.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • dogmatical = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
  • HIGGINS [dogmatically, ...] Well, I haven't. I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and...
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • dogmatically = stating his opinion as though it were absolute truth
  • we do not mechanistically attempt to hammer ourselves into geometrical patterns of society, or policy; we are not dogmatists teaching God how He should have ordered the world.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
dogmatists = people who state their opinions as absolute truth

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