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.
Recent Examples on the Web This opinionated post made by this officer is not reflective of the views of the Birmingham Police Department. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Birmingham police officer under investigation for calling Democrats the ‘enemy of the United States’," 7 May 2021 To visit Vicarello was to drop in to a house party hosted by two affable yet opinionated aristocrats. Lee Marshall, Travel + Leisure, "Live La Dolce Vita at These Stunning Tuscan Hotels and Villas," 1 May 2021 Saturday Night Live said the opinionated tech executive would host the May 8th edition of Saturday Night Live alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "The drone future flies even closer," 26 Apr. 2021 That’s a highly opinionated demographic; the discussions with them must have been, to say the least, lively. Karen Martin, Arkansas Online, "A definitive guide on where to ride," 4 Apr. 2021 Reporters such as Callimachi and myself were plunged into a dangerous new world of online chatter, in which we were outnumbered by highly opinionated activists, analysts, and anti-extremism experts. James Harkin, Harper's Magazine, "Sign of the Times," 27 Apr. 2021 Jimmy Gibson – the swashbuckling, gifted and notoriously opinionated Cincinnati chef who died in his sleep on Wednesday at age 63 – had moved to Catawba Island late last year to be closer to his brother, who kept a fishing boat there. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, "The swashbuckling legacy of Jimmy Gibson," 23 Apr. 2021 Classmates knew him as outspoken, opinionated and passionate. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Minnesota's attorney general, who led prosecution of Derek Chauvin, is from Detroit," 21 Apr. 2021 In a large group discussion, Judy, who was always expressive and opinionated, said little or told the same childhood stories. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, "The Importance of Friendship for Alzheimer’s Patients," 19 Apr. 2021

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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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12 May 2021

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“Opinionated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opinionated. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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