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Meaning & Definition of Opinion in English

English

Opinion

/əpɪnjən/

noun

1. 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?"
    synonym:
  • opinion
  • ,
  • sentiment
  • ,
  • persuasion
  • ,
  • view
  • ,
  • thought

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • opinion
  • ,
  • view

3. A belief or sentiment shared by most people

  • The voice of the people
  • "He asked for a poll of public opinion"
    synonym:
  • public opinion
  • ,
  • popular opinion
  • ,
  • opinion
  • ,
  • vox populi

4. The legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

  • "Opinions are usually written by a single judge"
    synonym:
  • opinion
  • ,
  • legal opinion
  • ,
  • judgment
  • ,
  • judgement

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

    synonym:
  • opinion
  • ,
  • ruling

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • impression
  • ,
  • feeling
  • ,
  • belief
  • ,
  • notion
  • ,
  • opinion

Examples of using

I'd like to know your opinion.
My opinion has changed.
I'm not asking for their opinion.