The tendency to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others: a culture of dogmatism and fanaticism
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- The philosophes criticized the ancien regime of religious superstition and dogmatism, hidebound social traditions, and repressive morality.
- We lack the religious dogmatism and discipline of the other religions who are posing a threat to the very fabric of our religion.
- Our guiding principle should be to leave behind parochial nationalism and dogmatism, and to promote mutually beneficial cooperation based on equality to enjoy prosperity.
early 17th century: via French from medieval Latin dogmatismus, from Latin dogma (see dogma).
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- If he means the dispute over evolution, it is usually the Darwinian dogmatists who oppose free intellectual inquiry in the schools.
- While the academy is not free of dogmatists, it nonetheless rejects dogmatism because it represents the end of thinking.
- They don't organise like a communist party and their world view is radically different from that of the stodgy dogmatists of the past.