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.
Recent Examples on the Web Bouncing between two large, opinionated American cities, Charlie and Nicole discover that other people are impossible and indispensable: children, colleagues, in-laws, exes, even sworn officers of the matrimonial bar. New York Times, "‘Marriage Story’ Review: Dance Me to the End of Love," 5 Nov. 2019 In a tableau for our age, the crisis of global capitalism was set off earlier this month by an opinionated gamer and a white guy with a loose tweet. Daniel Foster, National Review, "Progressive Woke, Communist Yoke," 24 Oct. 2019 Pushy, opinionated Ed Shannon, half Nat’s age, shows up one fine day at the badminton club where Nat is a champ. Richard Lipez, chicagotribune.com, "John le Carré’s new thriller takes aim at Trump, Brexit and the Russia mess," 24 Oct. 2019 An unlikely coincidence in the novel does produce another marvelous character: Pushy, opinionated Ed Shannon, half Nat’s age, shows up one fine day at the badminton club where Nat is a champ. Richard Lipez, Washington Post, "John le Carré’s new thriller takes aim at Trump, Brexit and the Russia mess," 17 Oct. 2019 Vardy is also well known for her TV work, and is an active and opinionated presence on Twitter. Hasit Shah, Quartz, "One of the UK’s warring WAGs is investigating her own Instagram account," 10 Oct. 2019 Most of these regulatory proposals, however, fail to recognize that dark patterns are only a subset of opinionated design that guide users toward a goal in a particular way. Wired, "When Politicians Play Web Designers," 25 Sep. 2019 Rich Paul is a loud, opinionated bug in their system. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "New 'Rich Paul Rule' Targeted at Agents Is NCAA's Latest Blunder," 7 Aug. 2019 Some of the smaller acquisitions that involved very opinionated entrepreneurs were problematic. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "A Major Indie: CEO Hartwig Masuch Looks at BMG's First 10 Years -- and Shares His Vision for Its Future," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of opinionated

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of opinionated was in 1597

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opinionated

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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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