1. characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
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How To Use dogmatical In A Sentence

  • Providence probably (for we cannot dogmatically define the hidden purposes of God in providence) overruled the past evil to ultimately greater good to him. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • He applies the Marxist world view dogmatically to all social phenomena.
  • Nowhere in the report does she provide evidence for these assertions:they are merely dogmatically stated as fact.
  • If you regard a presumption as rebuttable, you are NOT following it dogmatically!
  • Berkeley is much taken with the notion of a World Soul that is a 'pure aethereal fire'; and has been speculating Siris is explicitly a speculative work, put forward not dogmatically but as food for thought about its role in the functioning of the cosmos. Berkeley, Laws of Nature, and Occasionalism
  • I am sensible, that nothing can be more unphilosophical than to be positive or dogmatical on any subject; and that, even if excessive scepticism could be maintained, it would not be more destructive to all just reasoning and inquiry. An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals
  • The picture painted by Eric Kaufmann of future society divided clamorously between fundamentalist atheists and dogmatically religious groups is not pretty. Rory Fitzgerald: Richard Dawkins and Atheist Crimes
  • And though some reverend brethren are for admitting their children to baptism (and offended with me for contradicting it), yet so cannot I, nor shall I dare to do it upon any pretences of their ancestors 'faith, or of a dogmatical faith of these rebellious parents. The Reformed Pastor
  • Nowhere in the report does she provide evidence for these assertions:they are merely dogmatically stated as fact.
  • But because a proof of this nature cannot be dogmatical, that is, cannot be drawn from conceptions, inasmuch as it concerns a synthetical proposition a priori, and as philosophers never reflected that such propositions are valid only in relation to possible experience, and therefore cannot be proved except by means of a deduction of the possibility of experience, it is no wonder that while it has served as the foundation of all experience (for we feel the need of it in empirical cognition), it has never been supported by proof. The Critique of Pure Reason
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