What is the meaning of opinion?


  • A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty.
    • usage: "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti"
  • 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.
    • usage: "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
  • A belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people.
    • usage: "he asked for a poll of public opinion"
  • The legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision.
    • usage: "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
  • The reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself.
  • A vague idea in which some confidence is placed.
    • usage: "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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APAWordNet. (2010). opinion. Retrieved August 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/opinion/definitions/1193772
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "opinion" http://smartdefine.org/opinion/definitions/1193772 (accessed August 20, 2018).
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