dogmatic

dog*mat"ic

(dg*mt"k), n. One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.

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dog*mat"ic

(dg*mt"k),

dog*mat`ic*al

(dg*mt"*kl), } a. [L. dogmaticus, Gr. dogmatiko`s, fr. do`gma: cf. F. dogmatique.] 1. Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.
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2. Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing.
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Critics write in a positive, dogmatic way.
Spectator.
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[They] are as assertive and dogmatical as if they were omniscient.
Glanvill.
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Dogmatic theology. Same as Dogmatics.

Syn. -- Magisterial; arrogant. See Magisterial.
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