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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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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6 Apr 2021

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“Opinionated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opinionated. Accessed 13 Apr. 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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