opinative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French opinatif, and its source, Late Latin opinativus, from the participle stem of Latin opīnārī.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opinative (comparative more opinative, superlative most opinative)

  1. Conjectural; expressing an opinion rather than a fact.
  2. (obsolete) Opinionated, maintaining one's position stubbornly.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.44:
      [Socrates] was an illiterate idiot [] , to philosophers and travellers, an opinative ass, a caviller, a kind of pedant []

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opinative f

  1. feminine plural of opinativo