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[uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid] /əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪd/
obstinate or conceited with regard to the merit of one's own opinions; conceitedly dogmatic.
Origin of opinionated
1595-1605; obsolete opinionate to possess or form an opinion (see opinion, -ate1) + -ed2
Related forms
opinionatedly, adverb
opinionatedness, noun
nonopinionated, adjective
nonopinionatedness, noun
overopinionated, adjective
overopinionatedly, adverb
overopinionatedness, noun
unopinionated, adjective
prejudiced, biased; bigoted; stubborn. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for opinionated
  • Fox is famous for being opinionated rather than for being profitable.
  • Every great adventure is a tale waiting to be told, and presented here is our opinionated ranking of the genre's masterpieces.
  • Being opinionated and judgmental about vegetables certainly didn't help.
  • Next up are the opinionated news feeds, pandering to a particular political faction.
  • Worn out physically he may have been, but his deposition is feisty and opinionated.
  • It boiled down to people who knew what they were talking about and a couple of opinionated people.
  • It is sprawly, lopsided, opinionated and idiosyncratic.
  • It is well-researched, insightful and extremely opinionated.
  • Some evidence suggests that those who are ignorant or naïve are subject to manipulation by a loud, opinionated minority.
  • And that's what makes this book so interesting, it's full of witty asides and opinionated commentary.
British Dictionary definitions for opinionated


holding obstinately and unreasonably to one's own opinions; dogmatic
Derived Forms
opinionatedly, adverb
opinionatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for opinionated

"obstinate," c.1600, past participle adjective from opinionate.

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