What does the word dogmatic mean?

Usage examples for dogmatic

  1. Livingstone no doubt may be mistaken in some of his conclusions about certain points in the geography of Central Africa, but he is not so dogmatic and positive a man as to refuse conviction. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. His progenitors had submitted in the matter of dogmatic theology to the relaxing influences of recent years; but if Rowland's youthful consciousness was not chilled by the menace of long punishment for brief transgression, he had at least been made to feel that there ran through all things a strain of right and of wrong, as different, after all, in their complexions, as the texture, to the spiritual sense, of Sundays and week- days. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  3. So in Persian dogmatic we have the same essential concepts. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer