Positiveness of opinion, arrogance of assertion.
(Met.) Uncritical or naïve thinking, assumption of first principles, uncritical use of principles.

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  • dogmatism — DOGMATÍSM, s.n. Mod de gândire care operează cu teze acceptate necritic, considerate valabile în orice condiţii şi veşnic. – Din fr. dogmatisme. cf. rus. d o g m a t i s m. Trimis de thiess, 07.08.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Dogmatism ≠ adogmatism… …   Dicționar Român

  • Dogmatism — Dog ma*tism, n. The manner or character of a dogmatist; arrogance or positiveness in stating opinion. [1913 Webster] The self importance of his demeanor, and the dogmatism of his conversation. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogmatism — c.1600, but not in common use until 19c., from Fr. dogmatisme (16c.), from M.L. dogmatismus, from L. dogma (see DOGMA (Cf. dogma)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dogmatism — [dôg′mə tiz΄əm, däg′mə tiz΄əm] n. [Fr dogmatisme < ML dogmatismus < Gr dogmatizein, to lay down a decree: see DOGMA] dogmatic assertion of opinion, usually without reference to evidence dogmatist n …   English World dictionary

  • dogmatism — [[t]dɒ̱gmətɪzəm, AM dɔ͟ːg [/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to an opinion as dogmatism, you are criticizing it for being strongly stated without considering all the relevant facts or other people s opinions. We cannot allow dogmatism to… …   English dictionary

  • dogmatism — dogmatic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inclined to impose dogma; firmly asserting personal opinions as true. DERIVATIVES dogmatically adverb dogmatism noun dogmatist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dogmatism — noun Date: 1603 1. positiveness in assertion of opinion especially when unwarranted or arrogant 2. a viewpoint or system of ideas based on insufficiently examined premises …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dogmatism — /dawg meuh tiz euhm, dog /, n. dogmatic character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths. [1595 1605; < LL dogmatismus, equiv. to L dogmat(icus) DOGMATIC + ismus ISM; r. dogmatisme < F] * * * …   Universalium

  • dogmatism — noun The manner or character of a dogmatist; arrogance or positiveness in stating opinion …   Wiktionary

  • dogmatism — Synonyms and related words: Sabbatarianism, balkiness, bibliolatry, bigotry, blindness, bullheadedness, deafness, determination, doggedness, dogmaticalness, evangelicalism, fanaticism, fixed mind, fundamentalism, hardheadedness, headstrongness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dogmatísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

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