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self-opinionated

[self-uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid, self-] /ˌsɛlf əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪd, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
conceited; having an inordinately high regard for oneself, one's own opinions, views, etc.
2.
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)
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Origin of self-opinionated
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75
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Examples from the Web for self-opinionated
Historical Examples
  • She gave one the idea of being self-willed and self-opinionated.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron

    Francis Henry Gribble
  • Hasdrubal, self-opinionated and incapable, paralysed everything and everybody.

    Lords of the World Alfred John Church
  • "Your self-opinionated talk does you little credit," Faltonius retorted.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • How is it that she has suddenly become “so self-opinionated”?

    Maids Wives and Bachelors Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Most of them were cold, self-opinionated, ultra-artificial to her easy, poetic spirit.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • And on he went, ruffled, but wrapped in self-opinionated vanity.

    The Making of William Edwards Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
  • But he was of the quiet, determined, self-opinionated type, who pursued his own way and said little.

    Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White
  • 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
  • The Deacon is very self-willed, stubborn and self-opinionated, and will listen to no reason when it clashes against his set views.

    The Deacon Horace C. Dale
  • Knew him well, the selfish old pig; as conceited, self-opinionated an old fool as ever lived in all England.

British Dictionary definitions for self-opinionated

self-opinionated

adjective
1.
having an unduly high regard for oneself or one's own opinions
2.
clinging stubbornly to one's own opinions
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