dogmatize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dogmatize speak dogmatically
    • v dogmatize state as a dogma
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Dogmatize To assert positively; to teach magisterially or with bold and undue confidence; to advance with arrogance. "The pride of dogmatizing schools."
    • v. t Dogmatize To deliver as a dogma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dogmatize To make dogmatic assertions; utter or write positive statements, but without adducing arguments or evidence in support of what is asserted.
    • dogmatize To assert or deliver as a dogma; make a dogma of.
    • dogmatize To treat dogmatically; make a subject of dogmatism: as, to dogmatize a political question.
    • dogmatize Also spelled dogmatise.
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Quotations

  • Sir William Osler
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    “The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Some people wave their dogmatic thinking until their own reason is entangled.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
  • Henry S. Canby
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    “Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dogmatizare, to lay down an opinion, Gr. , fr. : cf. F. dogmatiser,. See Dogma

Usage

In literature:

Can any thing be more dogmatic than his assertions?
"Notes & Queries, No. 30. Saturday, May 25, 1850" by Various
The guardians of a dogmatic religion are ever on the scent for heresy.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Brevity requires that this statement take the form of dogmatic propositions and unillustrated abstractions.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
What is said on these subjects, however dogmatic, is no more than guess-work.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
She is nothing but a mass of orthodox dogmatism.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
Almost the same kind of observation might be made of the famous dogmatic statements about sovereignty.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
Do not, however, be dogmatic or arbitrary in saying what you think.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
From that welter of opinions there at last emerged dogmatic Christianity.
"Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria" by Norman Bentwich
It does not dogmatize: it observes.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
It was so dogmatic and unreasoning.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
Though the dogmatic spirit continued to live for a long time, the reign of standard authority had passed.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
His march is mostly oblique, and his doctrine rather in the way of insinuation than of dogmatic assertion.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Her speech, as might have been expected, was highly dogmatic.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
The dogmatic radicals who assail "on principle" the inherited social notions and distinctions are not serving civilization.
"What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" by William Graham Sumner
The only persons who will be dogmatic about such subjects are the persons who are ignorant.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society" by Upton Sinclair
One thing is certain, we cannot go back to the old dogmatic standpoint, whether rationalistic or sensualistic.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
It is exactly the same with the relations of dogmatics to philosophy.
"Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
He makes no dogmatic assertion that the constitution of Utopia was better than that of the England of Henry VIII.
"The Gentle Reader" by Samuel McChord Crothers
It shows us that the dogmatic teachings of the church-religion itself are subject to a slow, continuous evolution.
"A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution" by C. M. Williams
It ended dogmatic disputes in Protestant Switzerland, which was thus united under the one creed.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
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In news:

His books are turgid and dogmatic.
Liberals' dogmatic belief in gun control is completely at odds with reality.
Fear the Randomly Dogmatic Boss and Colleagues.
How can I progress from ordinary sleep into slumbering dogmatically.
Tyler Cowen, responding to a question about whether deeply religious people tend to be generally dogmatic, says this.
I don't know of any systematic evidence, but often I favor portfolio models of dogmatism That is, most people have an internal psychological need to fulfill a "quota of dogmatism ".
The Open Mind Dogmatism Versus Civil Discourse PBS.
Brian Urquhart writes that my analysis of the role of the UN in the Congo crisis (1960–1964) is dogmatic, partisan, and simplistic.
Re the straight-line, dogmatic, partisan voting record of Senator James Davis, our man in Raleigh, I was reminded of a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore".
I've heard both critics and poets call him "fascist," though if pressed, they can only cite Breton's sometimes dogmatic leadership of the surrealist movement.
Push for dogmatic, unpopular social agenda cost Buerkle race.
The shame of such ingratitude is inscribed on the human conscience, and even the most dogmatic atheists are not immune from the knowledge that they ought to give thanks to God.
Instead of dogmatism and hysterical clamor, we need more of the 'Shields and Brooks' kind of civility in our public discourse in America.
Fr Becker is a German Jesuit priest and professor emeritus of dogmatic theology of the Jesuits ' Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
Greensburg — Bishop Michael Layne gives an invitation to attend a study series titled Dogmatic Theology.
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In science:

After it’s publication in 1932, Von-Neumann’s theorem soon acquired the status of a dogmatic pronouncement against hidden variable theories.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
Development of inflationary cosmology demonstrates over and over again that it is dangerous to be dogmatic.
Recent Progress in Inflationary Cosmology
The present author has a rather non-dogmatic relation to these two statistical schools: both have their strength and their weaknesses, and depending upon the application, both may be useful. A more important issue is the distinction between statistical parameter and observation.
Towards quantum mechanics from a theory of experiments
This limitation is not a dogmatic matter, however, and formal verification techniques would easily find their way to the BCS SIGIST community if that were considered effective because BCS SIGIST may at any time redefine its mission in terms of software quality assurance if that is considered more appealing.
About Instruction Sequence Testing
Nobody expects this to happen in a pentagram experiment, but I am suggesting that we have as yet no reason to be dogmatic about the outcome of similar experiments for higher dimensional systems.
Gleason, Kochen-Specker, and a competition that never was
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