dogmatist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dogmatist a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dogmatist One who dogmatizes; one who speaks dogmatically; a bold and arrogant advancer of principles. "I expect but little success of all this upon the dogmatist ; his opinioned assurance is paramount to argument."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dogmatist One who is dogmatic or maintains a dogma or dogmas; a magisterial teacher; one who asserts positively doctrines or opinions unsupported by argument or evidence.
    • n dogmatist [capitalized] One of a sect of ancient physicians founded by Hippocrates, and named in contradistinction to Empirics and Methodists. They based their practice on conclusions or opinions drawn from certain theoretical inferences which they considered might be logically defended or proved.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dogmatist one who makes positive assertions
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dogmatistes, Gr. , fr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., 'an opinion,' from dokein, to think, allied to L. decet.

Usage

In literature:

I think this is not all fancy, yet I would not speak with the assurance of the dogmatist.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
You were in danger of becoming a dogmatist, but you are too much of a man for that.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
There is an exquisite piquancy in the raw, shy epigrams of the abrupt little dogmatist who is just out of her teens.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
It was not the kind of knowledge of which the dogmatists speak and in which they alone can believe.
"Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati" by Warren C. Herrick
But Charles de Lorraine was just the type of man whom a puritan dogmatist like Joseph II could not stand.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
But Epicurus was not, like Pyrrhon, a skeptic; on the contrary, he was the most imperious dogmatist.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Low as we descend in combating the theories of presumptuous dogmatists, it cannot be necessary to stoop to this.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
He was not a dogmatist.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The fellow is simply an ignorant dogmatist.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
He will not be heard among the dogmatists.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He was not a dogmatist, even about Whistler.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He is no wrangler or disputant, no dogmatist or snubber.
"Talkers" by John Bate
The one is a genial sceptic; the other is a fanatic dogmatist.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Nay, I am no cold-blooded theorist, no thick-hided dogmatist; nor am I a chastely simple young man mooning in virginal innocence.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
It might have been best to surrender the term "dogma" to the dogmatists; but few scholars have consented to do so.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Hence they were singled out for attack by the New Academy as the greatest of dogmatists.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The dogmatist with his wisdom of the ages drops in the by-going one of his commonplaces of theological thought.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
The average man is a dogmatist.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin
Such was the lofty and all-embracing spirit of that man whom hard dogmatists could yet terrify and chill into utterest woe.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
We're inquirers, not dogmatists, you and I.
"Mrs. Maxon Protests" by Anthony Hope
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In news:

SUTTONS BAY — A consummate rabble-rouser, Terry was an advocate, agitator, champion, dogmatist, firebrand, fomenter, inciter, instigator, provocateur, rebel, reformer and visionary.
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