opinionated

adjective
opin·​ion·​at·​ed | \ ə-ˈpin-yə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce opinionated (audio) \

Definition of opinionated

: firmly or unduly adhering to one's own opinion or to preconceived notions … focus groups, which tend to be dominated by the loudest and most opinionated people …— James Surowiecki

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Other Words from opinionated

opinionatedly adverb
opinionatedness noun

Examples of opinionated in a Sentence

an articulate and opinionated critic People don't expect such opinionated commentary in what is supposed to a news article.

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O’Flynn describes herself back then as young, opinionated and vocal. Peter Nickeas, chicagotribune.com, "A small Michigan town mourns a 12-year-old girl slain in Chicago: 'She’s here with us'," 3 July 2018 Todd Chrisley, the opinionated patriarch of the Chrisley family, recently weighed in on one of his kids' relationships—and Chrisley Knows Best fans won't believe what the protective dad said. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Here's What Todd Chrisley Really Thinks About Son Chase's New Girlfriend," 2 Feb. 2019 Some is, of course — Ross Douthat’s column at the New York Times is a soft conservative trying to persuade a liberal audience, for instance — but most opinionated political media is written for the side that already agrees with the author. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How WhatsApp is undermining Facebook’s war on election interference," 19 Oct. 2018 Some is, of course — Ross Douthat’s column at the New York Times is a soft conservative trying to persuade a liberal audience, for instance — but most opinionated political media is written for the side that already agrees with the author. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How WhatsApp is undermining Facebook’s war on election interference," 19 Oct. 2018 If Google weren’t opinionated about how that software works, every manufacturer would come up with their own solution, and the ecosystem would get really messy really fast. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google says Android will natively support ‘foldables’ to limit fragmentation," 7 Nov. 2018 The Times has gotten more opinionated, not just in opinions but throughout. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why the New York Times won’t sell itself to a billionaire," 5 Nov. 2018 Our family of Earthlings is decidedly not that way, and the kids have grown more stubborn and opinionated with age. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "What They Don't Tell You About Cross-Country Family Road Trips," 23 July 2018 Silliness, can’t leave that out; and what’s the word for opinionated? Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Meryl Streep Gets Candid Over Cocktails With Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Fundraiser," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of opinionated

1597, in the meaning defined above

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opinionated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of opinionated

often disapproving : expressing strong beliefs or judgments about something : having or showing strong opinions

opinionated

adjective
opin·​ion·​at·​ed | \ ə-ˈpin-yə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce opinionated (audio) \

Kids Definition of opinionated

: having and expressing very strong ideas and opinions about things

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