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Dogmatic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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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Dogmatic Sample Sentences in News

  • Why a tracker fund works in Europe but not in the US (for now)
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    From the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues to a computer screen near you, baseball players and pundits have long repeated the same refrain: Spring Training stats are meaningless. Regardless as to whether you agree with the decree, calls to ignore preseason data often seem dogmatic, even harsh. And according to at least one baseball researcher, demonstrably wrong. Read more on this news related to 'Dogmatic'
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