Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Holding stubbornly and often unreasonably to one's own opinions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having very strong opinions.
  • adj. Holding to one's own opinion obstinately, stubbornly and unreasonably

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Stiff in opinion; firmly or unduly adhering to one's own opinion or to preconceived notions; obstinate in opinion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as opinionate, and now the usual form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. obstinate in your opinions

Etymologies

Probably from obsolete opinionate : opinion + -ate1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Before going after a woman's body or her looks as a way to retaliate against her for being smart and opinionated is just no longer acceptable.

    Mona Gable: In Defense of Meghan McCain

  • And, that we have to remain respectful of people who are not as strongly opinionated, which is why I loved this Huffington Post piece on the “Environmentalist Etiquette.”

    Tea Leaf-Smoked Chicken

  • She's also intelligent and opinionated, which is not common in media eye candy of either sex.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Very opinionated, which is fine, but he does not back up his crit of Derrida with any close reading either so there you go.

    What is Philosophy? A Few Thoughts from a Non-expert on the Passing of Derrida and Reactions to It

  • On Matthews right now, Andrea Mitchell is defending Teresa saying that women can relate to her statement that she dreams of the day when women are not called opinionated but are called smart and well informed like men are.

    Hullabaloo

  • She said women have a right to have opinions and not be called opinionated but to be called smart and well informed.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2004

  • TERESA HEINZ KERRY, JOHN KERRY'S WIFE: My right to speak my mind, to have a voice, to be what some have called opinionated ...

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2004

  • But I think that's, it's interesting that you use that word opinionated, because Barbara mentioned once that she thought she was opinionated.

    CNN Transcript Sep 14, 2001

  • New Smoking Buzz section won't shy away from being called opinionated

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • They are opinionated, which is fine, but let's not confuse opinions and facts.

    News from www.pantagraph.com

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.