[ noh-shuh-nit ]

adjectiveChiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. strong-willed or stubborn.

  2. having foolish and fanciful notions.

Origin of notionate

First recorded in 1840–50; notion + -ate1

Words Nearby notionate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use notionate in a sentence

  • Fish are what some people would call notionate; they bite well one day and then given you the grand laugh the next one.

  • She is as notionate as a child; and no one but my poor mother could ever manage her.

    Vashti | Augusta J. Evans Wilson