“obstinately attached to one’s opinion,” 1590s, past participle adjective from opiniate (from Latin opinio), a verb where now we use opine. Also see opinion.


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  • Opinionate

    v. “to hold an opinion,” c.1600, from opinion + -ate (2); now surviving mostly in past participle adjective opinionated.

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    [uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid] /əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. obstinate or conceited with regard to the merit of one’s own ; conceitedly dogmatic. /əˈpɪnjəˌneɪtɪd/ adjective 1. holding obstinately and unreasonably to one’s own opinions; dogmatic adj. “obstinate,” c.1600, past participle adjective from opinionate.

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