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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Very opinionated, fearless, funny, knows their own mind, not afraid to speak it, unpredictable, maybe a little bit dangerous. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 17 Mar. 2022 During the Trump presidency, Zucker pushed CNN’s primetime lineup to be more opinionated and analysis-driven, leaning on hosts like Chris Cuomo who mixed strong points of view into their programs. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Feb. 2022 While North isn't afraid to bring out her inner fashion critic, the rising fashionista is also opinionated about her hair. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 23 Mar. 2022 During Zucker's tenure, several CNN personalities have become more opinionated on the air, and there's been some talk about whether a new chief executive would try to reset things. David Bauder, ajc, 26 Feb. 2022 During Zucker’s tenure, several CNN personalities have become more opinionated on the air, and there’s been some talk about whether a new chief executive would try to reset things. al, 26 Feb. 2022 No newsletter has smarter, more loyal, more opinionated, or more engaged readers. Claire Zillman, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2022 In fashion meetings André was highly opinionated, and loudly declamatory. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 19 Jan. 2022 Of course, the friction may have been a result of their similarities — both were very opinionated. Sarah Barker, Outside Online, 16 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of opinionated

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for opinionated

opinionate "grounded on opinion, opinionated" (from opinion + -ate entry 3) + -ed entry 1

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The first known use of opinionated was in 1597

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“Opinionated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opinionated. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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