A Word A Day : Dogmatic
Sunday, 30th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : dog-mat'ik
1. Characterized by an authoritative, arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
2. Characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
3. Tending to dictate
4. Devoted to certain doctrines without regard to practicability
Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos, from dogma, dogmat-, belief
Opinionated, Arbitrary, Doctrinal,Authoritarian, Bossy, Dictatorial, Domineering, Imperious, Magisterial, Masterful, Overbearing, Peremptory, Rigid, Inflexible, Unbending, Strict, Intransigent, Narrow, Doctrinaire, Fixed
Ambiguous, Doubtful, Dubious, Equivocal, Fluctuating, Indecisive, Not Positive, Uncertain, Vacillating, Amenable, Doubting, Flexible, Indecisive, Manageable, Obedient, Questioning, Skeptical, Submissive
• When people are the least sure, they are often the most dogmatic.
• You have merely made a few excited and dogmatic assertions about my mental caliber.
1. Dogmatically : Adverb
2. Dogma : Noun
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