opinionated

adjective
opin·​ion·​at·​ed | \ə-ˈpin-yə-ˌnā-təd \

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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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 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. Ezra Klein, Vox, "When Twitter users hear out the other side, they become more polarized," 18 Oct. 2018 He's been very intrusive, He's been very opinionated. Fox News, "Christopher Steele's communications with DOJ raise questions," 11 Aug. 2018 But where are the risky, opinionated, near-future designs that embrace the full range of possibilities that electric cars open up? Vlad Savov, The Verge, "The future of electric car design has yet to be written," 5 Oct. 2018 The actress plays Erin Reagan, the opinionated lawyer and single mom who often goes head-to-head with her father, Frank (Tom Selleck) and brothers Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Jamie (Will Estes). Megan Stein, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Star Bridget Moynahan Spills All the Secrets from the New Season," 29 Sep. 2018 Flowerbomb portrays a strong, independent, opinionated yet sweet woman. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: See the Stunning New Ad Campaign for Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb," 21 June 2016 But the real triumph was watching a highly opinionated 4-year-old eat an entire plate and then, very politely, ask for seconds. Samin Nosrat, New York Times, "A Green Goddess Dressing for When Speed Matters," 24 Apr. 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

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

opinionated

adjective
opin·​ion·​at·​ed | \ə-ˈpin-yə-ˌnā-təd \

Kids Definition of opinionated

: having and expressing very strong ideas and opinions about things

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