Associations to the word «Opinion»


OPINION, noun. A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
OPINION, noun. The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
OPINION, noun. (obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
OPINION, noun. (obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
OPINION, noun. The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
OPINION, noun. (European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible
OPINION, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To have or express as an opinion.
OPINION PIECE, noun. Article in which the author expresses their personal opinion on a given subject; an op-ed.
OPINION POLL, noun. A poll organized in an attempt to quantify public opinion on a subject.
OPINION POLLS, noun. Plural of opinion poll

Dictionary definition

OPINION, 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?".
OPINION, 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".
OPINION, noun. A belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion".
OPINION, noun. The legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge".
OPINION, noun. The reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself).
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".

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