committed


committed
   dogmatic as to political or social views
   Literally, devoted, although people who use the phrase are not likely to elaborate on the cause which is the object of their devotion:
    Committed to what? Abortion, Marxism or promiscuity? It's bound to be one of the three. (Sharpe, 1976)
   Whence, commitment, such dogmatism:
    He believed the best journalism was not the balanced, objective kind... but the 'journalism of commitment'. (Simpson, 1998)

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