Definitions of opinion

  1. 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"
  2. the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; " opinions are usually written by a single judge"
  3. a message expressing a belief about something; " his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
  4. the reason for a court's judgment ( as opposed to the decision itself)
  5. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; " my opinion differs from yours"; " what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
  6. a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; " he asked for a poll of public opinion"
  7. 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"
  8. Reputation.
  9. 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.
  10. The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
  11. Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
  12. Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
  13. 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.
  14. To opine.
  15. 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.
  16. A conviction on probable evidence: judgment: notion: estimation.
  17. Mental judgement; notion.
  18. A confident belief without full certainty.
  19. Persuasion of the mind without proof or certain knowledge; judgment; persuasion; estimation.
  20. Settled judgment or belief of the mind; sentiment; judgment, without absolute certainty, founded on the evidence given; notion.

Quotes of opinion

  1. His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do. – Maurice Ashley
  2. Post -modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present. – John Berger
  3. It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny. – James F. Cooper
  4. It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world. – Arthur Henderson
  5. In my opinion Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever. – Marion Jones
  6. The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence. – Walter Lippmann
  7. There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they're all American and blonde and blue -eyed and smiley. I'm totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion – Samantha Mumba
  8. Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life. – Jackie Robinson
  9. A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries. – Will Rogers
  10. Have a definite opinion – William Safire
  11. A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. – Carl Sandburg
  12. Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another. – John Selden
  13. And one of my other friends could not believe in God if he came down and tapped her on the shoulder. She's a biologist- a student at UCLA- and I don't judge her either, because I really believe that God is a personal opinion and only that. – Amber Tamblyn
  14. It is my opinion that everything must be based on a simple idea. And it is my opinion that this idea, once we have finally discovered it, will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different. – John Archibald Wheeler

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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