[self-uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid, self-]


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-o·pin·ioned [self-uh-pin-yuh nd] /ˌsɛlf əˈpɪn yənd/.

Origin of self-opinionated

First recorded in 1665–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-opinionated

Historical Examples of self-opinionated

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for self-opinionated


less commonly self-opinioned


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