from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, based on, or of the nature of an opinion.
  • adjective Opinionated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Controlled by preconceived notions; unduly attached to one's own opinions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Unduly attached to one's own opinions; opinionated.
  • adjective obsolete Of the nature of an opinion; conjectured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, being, or expressing opinion.
  • adjective of persons Opinionated.

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

  • adjective obstinate in your opinions


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  • I think I now have another opinionative plaint against the style of many history books.

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  • I think I now have another opinionative plaint against the style of many history books.

    Let's not confuse the topic of history with a history of history, yes?

  • He was a stout, squat figure, with a square face and broad black eyebrows, that announced him to be opinionative and disputatious, — an advice giving countenance, so to speak.

    Quentin Durward

  • At one session, Colgate grad Kyle Alexander, a 22-year-old Detroit native, recalled how he was scolded at orientation by a white student for being "too opinionative."


  • The features were, indeed, those of the stubborn, opinionative, yet sensible artisan, but Monsieur had contrived to throw a French grace into the look and manner, so utterly inconsistent with the dogged gravity of the original, that it was impossible to look at it without laughing.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • David Deans, as our readers must be aware, was sufficiently opinionative and intractable, and having prevailed on himself to become a member of a kirk-session under the Established Church, he felt doubly obliged to evince that, in so doing, he had not compromised any whit of his former professions, either in practice or principle.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • But each man must correct and alter to show his skill, every opinionative fellow must maintain his own paradox, be it what it will; Delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi: they dote, and in the meantime the poor patients pay for their new experiments, the commonalty rue it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I cannot but say that as the latter is a sensible and judicious man, and not rash, opinionative, or over-sanguine, I have great hopes (little as I think of quacks and nostrum-mongers in general) that he will do him good, if his case will admit of it.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • For such young ladies have so much dependence upon their own understanding and wariness, are so much above the cautions that the less opinionative may be benefited by, that their presumption is generally their overthrow, when attempted by a man of experience, who knows how to flatter their vanity, and to magnify their wisdom, in order to take advantage of their folly.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I guess this has become quite opinionative, and yet the questions above I would dearly like to see what others think, their opinions and thoughts therein related.

    June 3rd, 2004


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