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dog·mat·ic (dôg-mătĭk, dŏg-)
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adj.
1. Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
2.
a. Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner: "People in recovery groups can be dogmatic, asserting that the group's way is 'the way' or bashing other approaches" (Anne M. Fletcher).
b. Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism: a dogmatic adherence to a single educational model.

[Late Latin dogmaticus, from Greek dogmatikos, from dogma, dogmat-, belief; see DOGMA.]

dog·mati·cal·ly adv.

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