Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being opiniative; undue stiffness in opinion.
“Mr. Direck had read a very great deal of all this expressed opiniativeness of Mr. Britling: he found it entertaining and stimulating stuff, and it was with genuine enthusiasm that he had come over to encounter the man himself.”
“Ueberhells were accused of presumption and arrogance, of opiniativeness and pugnacity.”
“Yet fright, temerity, or courage may impel us to incur dangers which we clearly see; opiniativeness or obstinacy may make us inwardly deaf to counsels or warnings which we hear; and motives of health may induce us to swallow the most nauseous drugs.”
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