verb (used with or without object), opined, opining.
to hold or express an .
(when transitive, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinion: he opined that it was all a sad mistake
“express an opinion,” mid-15c., from Middle French opiner (15c.) and directly from Latin opinari “have an opinion, be of opinion, suppose, conjecture, think, judge,” perhaps related to optare “to desire, choose” (see option). Related: Opined; opining.
[oh-pin-i-kuh s] /oʊˈpɪn ɪ kəs/ noun, plural opinicuses. 1. a heraldic monster having the head, neck, and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion, and the tail of a bear.
v. “to hold an opinion,” c.1600, from opinion + -ate (2); now surviving mostly in past participle adjective opinionated.
[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.
[uh-pin-yuh-ney-tiv] /əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of . 2. . /əˈpɪnjənətɪv/ adjective (rare) 1. of or relating to opinion 2. another word for opinionated