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Definitions of opinion

  1. a message expressing a belief about something; " his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
  2. the reason for a court's judgment ( as opposed to the decision itself)
  3. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; " my opinion differs from yours"; " what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
  4. a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; " he asked for a poll of public opinion"
  5. 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"
  6. Reputation.
  7. That which is opined; a notion or conviction founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression, less strong than positive knowledge; settled judgment in regard to any point of knowledge or action.
  8. Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
  9. Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
  10. The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a counselor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
  11. To opine.
  12. Belief; as, that is my opinion; what one thinks about any subject; judgment; the statement of the law bearing upon a case; as, an opinion handed down by a judge; estimation; as, I have a favorable opinion of the man.
  13. A conviction on probable evidence: judgment: notion: estimation.
  14. Mental judgement; notion.
  15. A confident belief without full certainty.
  16. Persuasion of the mind without proof or certain knowledge; judgment; persuasion; estimation.
  17. Settled judgment or belief of the mind; sentiment; judgment, without absolute certainty, founded on the evidence given; notion.
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Usage examples for opinion

  1. " Of course, you have just heard my opinion; but you will find myriads of others who do not share it with me. – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  2. " Is my opinion worth anything, my lord? – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  3. What is your opinion now? – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  4. That is only your opinion of yourself. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  5. The general opinion would be that there was some truth in it, but not much. – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  6. I have no opinion at all. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  7. This is our opinion. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. " You asked my opinion, and I gave it to you. – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  9. Doctor with the party wants a second opinion." – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn
  10. What Mr. Keller's opinion might be, he kept to himself. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  11. I brought you in here to ask your opinion. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  12. In my opinion the first thing to do with her is to uneducate her. – Keeping up with Lizzie by Irving Bacheller
  13. You know that I have never had but one opinion about him. – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  14. " Mebbe you wouldn't want it, if you was t' see it," was Mrs. Dodge's honest opinion. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  15. It's my opinion us ought to go and see. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  16. If you ask me, all I can say is, that I haven't an opinion. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. I don't like that opinion at all, cuckoo. – The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs. Molesworth
  18. I cannot give my faith to this opinion. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  19. No. I am of opinion that it was not made by a human thumb at all. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. Isn't there one, in your opinion, that is 'way ahead of all the rest? – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
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