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 to 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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  • First real tests of Pope Francis to begin tomorrow
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    City hall gadfly David Sanders turned his attention onto another mayoral candidate Thursday morning, describing Gord Steeves’ promises as unrealistic and “dogmatic.” Sanders, a late entrant into the mayoral race, said Steeves has made a series of promises that will worsen the Read more on this news related to 'Dogmatic'
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    Housing Minister Dr Roodlal Moonilal is today urging the Opposition to be “more flexible and less dogmatic,” as the Government intends to bring more constitution reform measures to Parliament. Read more on this news related to 'Dogmatic'

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