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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dogmatic  \Dog*mat"ic\,  n. 
  One  of  an  ancient  sect  of  physicians  who  went  by  general 
  principles;  --  opposed  to  the  {Empiric}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dogmatic  \Dog*mat"ic\,  Dogmatical  \Dog*mat`ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  dogmaticus,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?:  cf  F.  dogmatique.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  a  dogma,  or  to  an  established  and  authorized 
  doctrine  or  tenet. 
 
  2.  Asserting  a  thing  positively  and  authoritatively; 
  positive;  magisterial;  hence  arrogantly  authoritative; 
  overbearing. 
 
  Critics  write  in  a  positive,  dogmatic  way  -- 
  Spectator. 
 
  [They]  are  as  assertive  and  dogmatical  as  if  they 
  were  omniscient.  --  Glanvill 
 
  {Dogmatic  theology}.  Same  as  {Dogmatics}. 
 
  Syn:  Magisterial;  arrogant.  See  {Magisterial}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dogmatic 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  arrogant  assertion  of  unproved  or 
  unprovable  principles  [syn:  {dogmatical}] 
  2:  relating  to  or  involving  dogma;  "dogmatic  writings" 




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