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The tendency to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others.‘a culture of dogmatism and fanaticism’
opinionatedness, peremptoriness, assertiveness, imperativeness, doctrinairism, authoritarianism, imperiousness, high-handedness, arrogance, dictatorialnessinflexibility, rigidity, entrenchment, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, small-mindedness, bigotryView synonyms
- ‘Our guiding principle should be to leave behind parochial nationalism and dogmatism, and to promote mutually beneficial cooperation based on equality to enjoy prosperity.’
- ‘Superstition, cruelty, religious fanaticism, prejudice and medieval dogmatism were all anathema to a wit like Voltaire.’
- ‘Most of us locate ourselves at some point along a spectrum, with religious dogmatism at one extreme and ideological secularism at the other.’
- ‘This makes it much easier to push a kind of fascist dogmatism onto people who do not make much attempt to question the status quo.’
- ‘Nonetheless, popular songwriters ridiculed what they perceived as the inherent dogmatism and moral arrogance of these traditions.’
- ‘While religious dogmatism is always a danger, it is less of a problem for us today than the soft-core spirituality that is its opposite.’
- ‘However, she was not nearly as concerned with religious dogmatism as were her siblings.’
- ‘At the same time, there were clear signs that political repression and ideological dogmatism would be hallmarks of communist power.’
- ‘In this ideological age, the youth movements displayed no small measure of dogmatism and elitism.’
- ‘Their arrogance and dogmatism in pursuit of their political struggle led at one point to a kind of reckless disregard for life.’
- ‘It claims conservatism is rooted in phobias that cause ‘fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity.’’
- ‘In presenting the main outlines of the orthodox theory, he is refreshingly free of the arrogance and simplistic dogmatism that seems to permeate the subject.’
- ‘The philosophes criticized the ancien regime of religious superstition and dogmatism, hidebound social traditions, and repressive morality.’
- ‘Another backdrop is the rise of influence of fundamentalist groups and various forms of religious dogmatism.’
- ‘For others, it was the beginning of a culture of dependency which intensified over the decades, encouraged by political dogmatism.’
- ‘Like Galileo's trial before the Inquisition, this was not an argument about truth but a struggle for power, a sign of the religious dogmatism of the Counter-Reformation.’
- ‘These days, people think less of John Paul's contribution to the ending of the cold war, and more of his dogmatism, narrow-mindedness and sheer wrong-headedness.’
- ‘We lack the religious dogmatism and discipline of the other religions who are posing a threat to the very fabric of our religion.’
- ‘What is holding this research back is not money but dogmatism and narrow-mindedness.’
- ‘What follows is a powerful rendering of the clashing realities facing Arab youth as they fight against religious dogmatism.’
Early 17th century: via French from medieval Latin dogmatismus, from Latin dogma (see dogma).
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