Dogmatism is a way of thinking that is stubborn and narrow-minded, often because of prejudice and bigotry.

This word has nothing to do with dogs. Rather, it has to do with being dogmatic: holding onto a view or set of views no matter what. The noun form is dogmatism, which is often a type of prejudice such as racism or sexism. Dogmatism includes a disregard for other people's opinions: there's no compromise possible.

Definitions of dogmatism

n the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot

Type of:
unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

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