opinionative

Definitions

  • Expert Opinion
    Expert Opinion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj opinionative obstinate in your opinions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Opinionative Of the nature of an opinion; conjectured. "Things both opinionative and practical."
    • Opinionative Unduly attached to one's own opinions; opinionated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • opinionative Controlled by preconceived notions; unduly attached to one's own opinions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Opinionative unduly attached to one's own opinions: stubborn
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    Francois%20De%20La%20Rochefoucauld
    “Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    Count%20Leo%20Tolstoy
    “He never chooses an opinion, he just wears whatever happens to be in style.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A man convinced against his will; is of the same opinion still.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

John was clearly of opinion that at any rate the wife should not be admitted into Bragton House.
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
The Church should by this time know that it is utterly impossible to rob men of their opinions.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
At last he stammered that in his opinion one must await further developments.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Rallies her on her curiosity to know what opinion Lord M. and his family have of her.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
But Eve checked herself, having already said more than became her, in her own opinion.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
Mrs. Grey, to whose opinion both parties deferred, gave it in favour of the Soudan.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
He does not, in my opinion, merit the high praise you have bestowed upon him.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
Men quarrel about opinion here, because opinion rules.
"Home as Found" by James Fenimore Cooper
When His Excellency says that Turkey must suffer for her having joined the Central Powers he but expresses the opinion of British ministers.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
Opinion that no clothing is necessary.
"The Young Mother" by William A. Alcott
All these things are opinions, and nothing more, and opinions about things independent of the will, as if they were good and bad.
"A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion" by Epictetus
Monsieur Thiers and his ministers were not of that opinion.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
I shall not however presume to impose upon others my own particular Judgment on this Author, but only deliver it as my private Opinion.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
The same opinion is entertained by everyone whom I have heard speak on the subject.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Although wars of opinion, national wars, and civil wars are sometimes confounded, they differ enough to require separate notice.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
We are to have the opinions of twelve men, and those opinions agreeing.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll
If you want to know the opinion of your neighbor, you want his honest opinion.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The miracle was accomplished somewhere in the process through which your opinion and my opinion and Therese's opinion became public opinion.
"Behind the Mirrors" by Clinton W. Gilbert
Darwin is of opinion that salt and salted meat are still more efficacious than soap.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
If he had any opinions about them, he kept them to himself.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
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In poetry:

But heaven's will,'tis said, must be done,
And according to his own opinion his time was come;
But I hope he is now in heaven reaping his reward.
Although his fate on earth was really very hard.
"General Gordon, the Hero of Khartoum" by William Topaz McGonagall
"Why, Gentlemen, I'll tell ye how, Ye may clear up this matter now,
For I am of opinion strong The dog deserves, and should be hung.
I'll prove it by as plain a case,
As is the nose upon your face.
"Farmer Short's Dog Porter: A Tale" by Thomas Paine
And left the theatre, they felt so much fear,
Such has been the case, so says Shakespeare.
And such is my opinion, I will venture to say,
That murderers will quake with fear on seeing murder in a play.
"Lines in Defence of the Stage" by William Topaz McGonagall
And that, in my opinion, is really very unjust;
But the time is not far distant, I most earnestly trust,
When women will have a parliamentary vote,
And many of them, I hope, will wear a better petticoat.
"Women's Suffrage" by William Topaz McGonagall
To call a soldier a beggar is a very degrading name,
And in my opinion it's a very great shame;
And the man that calls him a beggar is not the soldier's friend,
And no sensible soldier should on him depend.
"Lines in Praise of Tommy Atkins" by William Topaz McGonagall
Lowers Scylla--frowns Charybdis--and the bark is like to sink--
This the symbolistic moral of my rhyme--
If Opinion trims your sails and if you care what people think
You will have a most unhappy sort of time.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Wanting an expert opinion on the subject, I consulted my pal the psychotherapist, Dr Russ Shefrin.
Explain the difference between being passive (not speaking up for yourself,) aggressive (not caring if you hurt others when you act on your opinions,) and assertive (standing up for yourself without hurting others.
Love him or hate him, Jim Traber just wants you to have an opinion.
Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison will seek a second opinion on his sore ulnar collateral ligament on Monday in Florida from Dr James Andrews.
OPINION Harper provides a jolt.
The media doesn't get to vote for Executive of the Year, but we always have opinions.
The people who find breastfeeding inappropriate, gross, indecent or offensive are just plain wrong, in my opinion.
Knoxnews.com poll: Debate didn't alter support of most, but Romney - by far - swayed more opinions.
In my opinion Thanksgiving should be a time when family comes together to not only share a meal but to spend time together.
Allhands, Joanna Opinions Digital Editor 602-444-8593.
THE TOPIC STARTS with 'R' and it seems like every sports fan has an opinion on who will come away the winner.
Whose opinion of gay marriage will carry the day .
The Michigan Citizen Posted date: October 08, 2012 In: Opinions & Views comment: 0.
(Editor's note: The following opinion was first published in the Sept 15, 2012, Wall Street Journal.
Published Wednesday, May 02, 2012 in Opinion.
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In science:

In the authors’ opinion, the results of that section could be of independent interest.
Small deviations of stable processes and entropy of the associated random operators
Thus, according to a widespread opinion, the Miles model is an improvement of the KH model (e.g. ), and the KH regime has no physical meaning in the context of the surface wave generation.
An asymptotic model for the Kelvin-Helmholtz and Miles mechanisms of water wave generation by wind
In our opinion, acting at a distance is not acceptable, so we assume that the Lagrangian does not contain the integral of the field quantity.
A General Variational Principle of Classical Field and Its Application to General relativity I
In our opinion, this is because various small differences are eliminated by taking the limits, and limiting distributions have some symmetric and/or invariant properties.
Poisson Cloning Model for Random Graphs
As a result, first opinions varied widely, and convergence was slow; in hindsight I can say that all the right ideas were there, but parsing incorrect concepts and interpretations took time.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
Schwarzchild radius’ is entirely mathematical, it should become clear that the general perception and opinion of many possibly does not correspond to the reality.
A fresh look at some questions surrounding black holes
At each time step t, each investor forms an opinion on the next-period value of a single stock traded on the market.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
In our model, agents are also using the opinions of their neighbors to determine how to act but the reason behind this is different.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
The trading decision of a given agent is based on her opinion on the future price development.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Incorporating agent interaction in the opinion formation process leads to dynamics described by models derived from the Ising model.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
This opinion may take two values (0 or 1) in the two-type case, but in the multitype case every individual initially has their own opinion.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors only, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of AlphaSimplex Group, MIT, Northeastern University, or any of their affiliates and employees.
Is It Real, or Is It Randomized?: A Financial Turing Test
Argumentation schemes encapsulate common patterns of human reasoning such as: argument from popular opinion, argument from sign, argument from evidence, argument from position to know, or argument from expert opinion (figure 1).
Using Semantic Wikis for Structured Argument in Medical Domain
Rather, the real world self-organizes by a combination of the two, the network changing in response to opinion and opinion changing in response to the network.
Replicator Dynamics of Co-Evolving Networks
And with probability 1 − φ, he will change his opinion to agree with the opinion of one of his (randomly chosen) neighbor.
Replicator Dynamics of Co-Evolving Networks
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