from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Obstinately insistent upon one's own opinions.
- adj. Vain; conceited.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Holding to one's own views and opinions, with more or less contempt for those of others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. obstinate in your opinions
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But; very high on the list of those that I loath with a passion, is that big headed, politically correct, self-opinionated, pseudo intellectual thinker Marcus Brigstocke.
According to another theory, “Smart Alec” is one of several names, such as Clever Dick, used as catchwords to describe people who are conceited, self-opinionated or ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable.
Says he should regress these against something else like the “increasing trend of self-opinionated verbiage” he produces.
Blog (n.): an online journal written by publicity-hungry politicians and self-opinionated journalist manqués, commenting on current political affairs with scant regard to fact or fairness, and accountable to nobody save their small band of obsessive readers.
On the surface I give them the “striking likeness,” as they call it, that they all stand and gape at in astonishment — [Lowers his voice] — but at bottom they are all respectable, pompous horse-faces, and self-opinionated donkey-muzzles, and lop-eared, low-browed dog-skulls, and fatted swine-snouts — and sometimes dull, brutal bull-fronts as well — —
Blog n.: an online journal written by publicity-hungry politicians and self-opinionated journalist manqués, commenting on current political affairs with scant regard to fact or fairness, and accountable to nobody save their small band of obsessive readers.
Geikie also wrote the biography of his mentor, the arrogant, self-opinionated, and aggressively irascible Sir Roderick Impey Murchison.
Especially given the tendency for it to attract every self-opinionated know nothing and windbag seeking a platform for their stupidity.
We were barely into our stale rolls and pan-fried octopus when in strolled a man with a short body on extremely long legs; he was thin and balding and everything about him said he was a self-opinionated fool.
He was not submissive and cringing; and had he been so, Sir Gregory, to do him justice, would have been disgusted; but neither was he self-opinionated nor obstinate like Mr. Jobbles.