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 formso·pin·ion·at·ed·ly, adverbo·pin·ion·at·ed·ness, nounnon·o·pin·ion·at·ed, adjectivenon·o·pin·ion·at·ed·ness, nouno·ver·o·pin·ion·at·ed, adjectiveo·ver·o·pin·ion·at·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·o·pin·ion·at·ed·ness, nounun·o·pin·ion·at·ed, adjective

Synonyms for opinionated

prejudiced, biased; bigoted; stubborn.
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Examples from the Web for opinionated

Contemporary Examples of opinionated

Historical Examples of opinionated

  • 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



holding obstinately and unreasonably to one's own opinions; dogmatic
Derived Formsopinionatedly, adverbopinionatedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for opinionated

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

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