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[self-uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid, self-] /ˌsɛlf əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf-/
conceited; having an inordinately high regard for oneself, one's own opinions, views, etc.
stubborn or obstinate in holding to one's own opinions, views, etc.
Also, self-opinioned
[self-uh-pin-yuh nd] /ˌsɛlf əˈpɪn yənd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of self-opinionated
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • "Your self-opinionated talk does you little credit," Faltonius retorted.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • She gave one the idea of being self-willed and self-opinionated.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron Francis Henry Gribble
  • self-opinionated, self-conceited, dogmatic, and contemptuous—they wore all the attributes of bigotry.

    The Meaning of Faith Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Most of them were cold, self-opinionated, ultra-artificial to her easy, poetic spirit.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • "self-opinionated old mountebank," Harleston thought, as he went down the corridor to Carpenter's office.

  • And on he went, ruffled, but wrapped in self-opinionated vanity.

    The Making of William Edwards Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
  • Then there was a small, self-opinionated gray pony, which was of no service conjecturable after this lapse of time.

    Years of My Youth William Dean Howells
  • But you have grown self-willed and self-opinionated of late, and I must say, you couldn't have a graver fault!

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • How is it that she has suddenly become “so self-opinionated”?

    Maids Wives and Bachelors Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • For the rest, he was a peevish, self-opinionated old man, and a rank impostor.

    Jimmy Quixote Tom Gallon
British Dictionary definitions for self-opinionated


having an unduly high regard for oneself or one's own opinions
clinging stubbornly to one's own opinions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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