Meaning of “dogma” in the English Dictionary


"dogma" in English

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dogmanoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdɒɡ.mə/ us /ˈdɑːɡ.mə/ disapproving

Examples from literature

  • I confess that I have a certain difficulty in accepting this dogma. 
  • It has no set of dogmas, no sacred book, no moral code. 
  • The Anglican Church has formulated this dogma much in the same words as that of the Orthodox Church. 
  • The dogma of materialism was specially cultivated at this time. 
  • The dogma suffers from an insoluble contradiction within itself. 

(Definition of “dogma” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dogma" in American English

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dogmanoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdɔɡ·mə, ˈdɑɡ-/

a fixed belief or set of beliefs that people are expected to accept without any doubts:

(Definition of “dogma” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)