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opinionated

[uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid] /əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
obstinate or conceited with regard to the merit of one's own opinions; conceitedly dogmatic.
Origin of opinionated
1595-1605
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
Synonyms
prejudiced, biased; bigoted; stubborn.
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Examples from the Web for opinionated
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  • He was restless, opinionated, and eager to assert himself and his convictions.

    The Fathers of New England Charles M. Andrews
  • The man was the same, with his obstinate, opinionated look; the procedure was the same.

    The Gods are Athirst Anatole France
  • He is the best of creatures, and the most respectable of men; but, opinionated.

    A House to Let Charles Dickens
  • I should have liked to contradict my opinionated servant, at that moment.

    A House to Let Charles Dickens
  • M. Roland was naturally self-confident, opinionated, and domineering.

British Dictionary definitions for opinionated

opinionated

/əˈpɪnjəˌneɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
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
adj.

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

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