Definition of opinionated in US English:



  • Conceitedly assertive and dogmatic in one's opinions.

    ‘an arrogant and opinionated man’
    • ‘I do not suffer fools gladly and I have been known to be opinionated and defend my beliefs strongly.’
    • ‘People interested in world events tend to be opinionated independent thinkers.’
    • ‘Beware of a prejudiced and opinionated person who lacks originality.’
    • ‘Up next, a new study shows that one cable network is far more opinionated than its competitors.’
    • ‘Such films inevitably entailed working with some illustrious and highly opinionated presenters and performers.’
    • ‘They're articulate, opinionated and known to complain about their roles as political pawns.’
    • ‘They were opinionated and unforgiving and couldn't agree about anything, let alone painting.’
    • ‘The fact is, pundits are the prima donnas of journalism, and they are paid to be opinionated.’
    • ‘I can't help thinking it must be quite lively in their house with two such opinionated people under one roof.’
    • ‘She was a loud, rebellious, outspoken and opinionated person who often intimidated her colleagues.’
    • ‘One is gentle and introverted, the other effusive and articulate - perhaps even opinionated.’
    • ‘More power to the members often means, quite simply, more power to the opinionated and the avant-garde.’
    • ‘Shriver has her narrator write in an uncompromisingly opinionated style.’
    • ‘Given how opinionated and dissolute they are, you'd expect sports journalists to be shrewd gamblers.’
    • ‘Four very opinionated panelists will share their views on the big stories of the week.’
    • ‘Christoper Hunt, with shaved head and goatee, is the humourless, opinionated Serge.’
    • ‘Why are we all so easily bullied into doing what a small number of opinionated, narrow minded and selfish people wish us to do?’
    • ‘It sticks to the facts, avoids becoming opinionated and doesn't patronise.’
    • ‘He is opinionated, irreverent, sometimes bombastic and often contradictory.’
    • ‘They must beware of becoming dogmatic and opinionated and strive to keep an open mind and their opinions flexible.’
    dogmatic, of fixed views, of preconceived ideas, pontifical, doctrinaire, dictatorial, domineering, assertive, cocksure, pompous, self-important, adamant, arrogant
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Early 17th century: from the (rare) verb opinionate ‘hold the opinion (that’), from opinion.