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  • adj. Archaic form of opinionative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Opinionative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stiff in adhering to preconceived opinions or notions; opinionative.
  • Imagined; not proved; of the nature of mere opinion.


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  • Athaeneus, to philosophers and travellers, an opiniative ass, a caviller, a kind of pedant; for his manners, as Theod.

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  • "He is the most impudent and opiniative fellow I ever knew," said Wolfe

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  • All modes of belief, that lead to the innocent - worship of a Supreme Being, good; but all that tend to in - spire opiniative conceit, bad, 486 — 491.

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  • Invariably clad in sombre garb, ever active and slim, so tightly laced that from behind one might have taken her for a young girl, she was so to say the black soul of that old palace; and Pierre, who met her everywhere, prowling and inspecting like a careful house-keeper, and jealously watching over her brother the Cardinal, bowed to her in silence, chilled to the heart by the stern look of her withered wrinkled face in which was set the large, opiniative nose of her family.

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  • Though, whatever were his thoughts of the affections of those who were misled by his doctrines, the very selfsame opiniative man found himself very much out in his conjectures of abiding at Christ Church, or of preaching at St. Peter's long; for he was ejected from his deanery at the latter end of the year 1659 by the government, that was then paving the way for the restoration of the king and royal family; and soon after succeeded by Dr. John Fell, who first was installed canon of

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  • She found it best to acquiesce in her condemnation, and suffer herself to be declared a lover of contradiction, opiniative, conceited, &c. until the old lady’s resentment had found sufficient vent, and then, as in the case of other storms, a temporary calm succeeded.

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