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, thought(noun)

    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, view(noun)

    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 populi(noun)

    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, judgement(noun)

    the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

    "opinions are usually written by a single judge"

  5. opinion, ruling(noun)

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

  6. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    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. opinion(Noun)

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

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

  2. opinion(Verb)

    To have or express as an opinion.

    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

How to pronounce opinion?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say opinion in sign language?

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. Claude Taylor:

    A lot of people try to rely in my opinion too much on natural lighting. It just ends up being washed out, people who are better at it, you'll actually see have windows pretty carefully muted.

  2. Edsger W. Dijkstra:

    The argument against recursive procedures was always an efficiency argument: non-re-entrant code could be executed so much more efficiently. But with the advent of multiprogramming another need for felxible storage allocation has emerged. And if there are still machines in which the use of recursive routines is punished by too heavy a penalty, then I would venture the opinion that the structure of such a machine should now be called somewhat old-fashioned.

  3. Andrew Wheeler:

    We want to make sure that we comply with the 10th circuit opinion.

  4. Josiah Gilbert Holland:

    Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless.

  5. Dean Angelo:

    Everyone’s become the expert in policing although they’ve never had a weapon on their hip, they’ve never got into a squad car, they’ve never put a badge on their chest and they never went into a situation when people were running from it but they all have an opinion and they all have a reason and they all have a design on police work.

Images & Illustrations of opinion

  1. opinionopinionopinionopinionopinion

Popularity rank by frequency of use

opinion#1#1471#10000

Translations for opinion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for opinion »

Translation

Find a translation for the opinion definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these opinion definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "opinion." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 22 Apr. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/opinion>.

    Are we missing a good definition for opinion? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    • A. abet
    • B. descant
    • C. excogitate
    • D. flub

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for opinion:


    Definitions.net

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.