dog·mat·ic /dɔgˈmætɪk, dɑg-/
dog·mat·ic n. One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.
dog·mat·ic dog·mat·ic·al a.
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.
adj 1: characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or
unprovable principles [syn: dogmatical]
2: relating to or involving dogma; "dogmatic writings"