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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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 This former first lady is quite stylish, a bit opinionated, yes, but dazzling and smart. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Some story pitches for the Obamas and Netflix," 8 June 2018 After all, France and Belgium are huge hubs for dance music, and DJs are nothing if not opinionated. Kat Bein, Billboard, "DJ Snake, Dimitri Vegas & More React to France's World Cup Win Over Belgium," 10 July 2018 Zines are weird, funny, serious, opinionated, personal – and can deal with controversial subjects. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The largest independent LGBTQ zine collection is stored in a Riverwest basement, and you can see some of it online," 9 July 2018 The two were introduced by John Gizzi of the conservative media website Newsmax, who Stewart said urged her to connect with the still energetic and highly opinionated Uccello. Neil Vigdor, courant.com, "Former Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello To Erin Stewart: 'Don't Let Anybody Stop You'," 29 Apr. 2018 Some of this — like putting Pop provocateurs Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol next to each other — was just personal and opinionated categorization. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A library and an unexpected journey toward household togetherness," 28 June 2018

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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

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


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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to express warning or disapproval

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