What does opinion mean?

Definitions for opinion
əˈpɪn yənopin·ion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word opinion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thoughtnoun

    a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

    "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

  2. opinion, viewnoun

    a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

    "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

  3. public opinion, popular opinion, opinion, vox populinoun

    a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people

    "he asked for a poll of public opinion"

  4. opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgementnoun

    the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

    "opinions are usually written by a single judge"

  5. opinion, rulingnoun

    the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)

  6. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinionnoun

    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"

Wiktionary

  1. opinionnoun

    A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.

  2. opinionverb

    To have or express as an opinion.

  3. Etymology: opinion, opinioun, from and opinion, from opinio, from opinari, the infinitive of opinor.

Wikipedia

  1. Opinion

    An opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive, rather than facts which are true statements.

Freebase

  1. Opinion

    In general, an opinion is a belief about matters commonly considered to be subjective, i.e. it is based on that which is less than absolutely certain, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact-based beliefs. Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opinion

    ō-pin′yun, n. one's belief, judgment: favourable estimation: (Shak.) opinionativeness.—adjs. Opin′ionable, that may be matter of opinion; Opin′ionāted, Opin′ioned, firmly adhering to one's own opinions.—adv. Opin′ionātely (obs.).—adj. Opin′ionātive, unduly attached to one's own opinions: stubborn.—adv. Opin′ionātively.—ns. Opin′ionātiveness; Opin′ionist. [L.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. OPINION

    The prodigal son of Thought. =PUBLIC OPINION= The world's champion pugilist, who has knocked out Law in many a hard fought bout.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. opinion

    An experienced witness, who never saw the ship, yet may legally prove that from the description of her by another witness she was not sea-worthy.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. opinion

    In military proceedings that regard the interior government of an army, this word signifies decision, determination, judgment formed upon matters that have been laid before a court-martial or court of inquiry.

  2. opinion

    Officers on courts-martial give their opinion by seniority, beginning with the youngest in rank.

Editors Contribution

  1. opinion

    To express a belief, perception or awareness using data, facts, information, proof, research or statistics.

    They knew their opinion was valued when they always asked each other what the other person thought or felt.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opinion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1382

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opinion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1619

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'opinion' in Nouns Frequency: #487

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opinion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opinion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of opinion in a Sentence

  1. Marek Sawicki:

    In my opinion, if we're not helping zloty-denominated mortgage holders (as well), then we can't put the entire burden of helping Swiss franc mortgage holders on banks, i think that if we're going to implement this bill, then we should return to the 50/50 split.

  2. Takako Masai:

    The market seems to think the worst can be avoided and that Greece will accept the bailout after the referendum, if we see more opinion polls on the referendum in coming days, they will surely move the market.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We've had enough debates, in my opinion.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    El valor es a menudo malinterpretado como la ausencia de miedo, que no lo es. El valor es más bien un dominio total de temor. Que es el valor que le quita el miedo a cometer errores y miedo más profundo al fracaso. El valor nunca es una bestia rugiente como aparece muchas veces - pero en mi opinión, es un maravilloso, tranquilo y pequeño pájaro cantor que susurra en voz baja y suavemente en los oídos: "Que va a hacer de nuevo mañana! Que va a hacer que suceda! ! " durante los momentos más oscuros de la vida, cuando estás solo. Nunca perder ese bello y precioso canto de un pájaro.

  5. De Haan:

    June 2018 you could find the national average at 2.96 a gallon, which is merely 11 cents lower than where we find ourselves today, jim Jordan's tweet, I would qualify, is lacking context and certainly in my opinion incorrectly assigns blame on President Biden economy.

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