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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This is Highly Recommend, a column dedicated to our very opinionated editors’ favorite things to eat, drink, and buy. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "Forget the Solstice, Only Tandem Bakery’s Loaded Biscuit Tells Me It’s Summer," 21 June 2019 Eagleton proves a witty and opinionated, if not exactly sidesplitting, tour guide. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 10 May 2019 This is Highly Recommend, a column dedicated to our very opinionated editors’ favorite things to eat, drink, and buy. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appétit, "Why I’ll Be Spending My Entire D.C. Vacation Inside the Line Hotel," 7 June 2019 And Cato has had some famously opinionated funders. Washington Post, "What does a libertarian art show look like? The Cato Institute is finding out.," 5 June 2019 Cancer were not scare him, and to would maintain that buoyant spirit to the very end, too stubborn to sit still, opinionated as ever, fiercely devoted to his friends, and most of all to his family. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Read Barack Obama’s eulogy for Sen. John McCain," 1 Sep. 2018 The opinionated, conservative faction of the company that supports Trump is already testing his authority. Sarah Ellison, The Seattle Times, "Younger Murdoch take the reins. How will he deal with Trump?," 25 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of opinionated

1597, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of opinionated

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


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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