Dogmatic

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Dogmatic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
  • relating to or involving dogma; "dogmatic writings"

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Dogmatic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A dogma is something that should not be disputed or doubted. Most often, this means the basic beliefs and doctrines of a religion. What a majority of followers of an ideology or any kind of organization believe in can also be a dogma.

In the context of religion, the term has a neutral meaning. Outside of religion for most people the term means something negative, because it accepts only a particular point of view. If someone disputes a religious dogma, they can be accused of heresy.

In Christianity, the Resurrection of Jesus is a basic dogma.



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  • Music giant Boulez turns 90 with legacy growing
    Hailed as one of the greatest living composers, Pierre Boulez is earning worldwide praise as he approaches 90, even as he sometimes suffers in his native France from the idea that he is stern and dogmatic. Ahead of his birthday on March 26, the Philharmonie de Paris -- the brand-new, ultra-modern concert hall that was conceived in no small part by Boulez -- is see Read more on this news related to 'Dogmatic'
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