Meaning of “dogmatic” in the English Dictionary

"dogmatic" in British English

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dogmaticadjective

uk /dɒɡˈmæt.ɪk/ us /dɑːɡˈmæt̬.ɪk/ disapproving
dogmatically
adverb uk /dɒɡˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /dɑːɡˈmæt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

Examples from literature

  • Do not, however, be dogmatic or arbitrary in saying what you think. 
  • In the first place there was the element of dogmatic teaching. 
  • It is as foolish to deny as to assert his existence in a dogmatic and thoughtless manner. 
  • The differences which have arisen between us are due to blind imitations of dogmatic beliefs and adherence to ancestral forms of worship. 
  • There are many lines that could be spared from the book you were reading, she said, her voice primly firm and dogmatic. 

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

"dogmatic" in American English

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dogmaticadjective

us /dɔɡˈmæt̬·ɪk, dɑɡ-/

(of a person or a group) strongly expressing your beliefs as if they were facts:

He has written a stimulating but dogmatic book.

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