dog|mat|ic [dɔgˈmætık US do:g-, da:g-] adj
someone who is dogmatic is completely certain of their beliefs and expects other people to accept them without arguing
Her staff find her bossy and dogmatic.
>dogmatically [-kli] adv
>dogmatism [ˈdɔgmətızəm US ˈdo:g-, ˈda:g-] n [U]
the narrow dogmatism of the past
>dogmatist n

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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