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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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  • He thinks young men too reckless, opinionated, and pessimistic to be intrusted with the ballot at the age of twenty-one.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • He is the best of creatures, and the most respectable of men; but, opinionated.

    A House to Let Charles Dickens
  • This gentle rebuke to Hood (an impetuous and opinionated officer), clearly shows the attitude of the Cabinet towards that problem.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • I should have liked to contradict my opinionated servant, at that moment.

    A House to Let Charles Dickens
  • The ghastly tale which they told could not have been utterly unread even by the obtuse and opinionated mind of the vain mother.

    Charlemont W. Gilmore Simms
British Dictionary definitions for opinionated


holding obstinately and unreasonably to one's own opinions; dogmatic
Derived Forms
opinionatedly, adverb
opinionatedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for opinionated

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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