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Noun opinion has 6 senses


opinionn. [F., from L. opinio. See Opine.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Opinion is when the assent of the understanding is so far gained by evidence of probability, that it rather inclines to one persuasion than to another, yet not without a mixture of incertainty or doubting."  [1913 Webster]
    "I can not put off my opinion so easily."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people."  [1913 Webster]
    "Friendship . . . gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend."  [1913 Webster]
    "However, I have no opinion of those things."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion."  [1913 Webster]
    "This gained Agricola much opinion, who . . . had made such early progress into laborious . . . enterprises."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
To be of opinion, to think; to judge. -- To hold opinion with, to agree with. [Obs.] Shak.
Syn. -- Sentiment; notion; persuasion; idea; view; estimation. See Sentiment.
opinionv. t. 
     To opine.  [1913 Webster]


opinion, n.
1 a belief or assessment based on grounds short of proof.
2 a view held as probable.
3 (often foll. by on) what one thinks about a particular topic or question (my opinion on capital punishment).
4 a a formal statement of professional advice (will get a second opinion). b Law a formal statement of reasons for a judgement given.
5 an estimation (had a low opinion of it).

be of the opinion that believe or maintain that. in one's opinion according to one's view or belief. a matter of opinion a disputable point. opinion poll = GALLUP POLL. public opinion views generally prevalent, esp. on moral questions.
ME f. OF f. L opinio -onis (as OPINE)



admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, affect, affectivity, analyzing, appraisal, appraisement, appraising, appreciation, apprehension, assessing, assessment, assumption, attitude, belief, brief, briefing, caution, caveat, climate of opinion, common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, conjecture, consensus gentium, consideration, consultation, conviction, council, counsel, direction, emotion, emotivity, estimate, estimation, ethos, evaluating, evaluation, evaluative criticism, exhortation, expostulation, eye, fancy, feeling, feeling tone, gauging, general belief, guidance, hortation, idea, image, imago, impression, instruction, intellectual object, judgement, judgment, lights, measurement, memory-trace, mental attitude, mental image, mental impression, mind, monition, mystique, notion, observation, parley, perception, personal judgment, persuasion, point of view, popular belief, position, posture, presumption, prevailing belief, proposal, psychology, public belief, public opinion, ranking, rating, reaction, recept, reckoning, recommendation, reflection, remonstrance, representation, sentiment, sight, speculation, stance, suggestion, supposition, theory, think, thinking, thought, valuation, valuing, view, viewpoint, warning, way of thinking, weighing




N politics, political science, candidacy, campaign, campaigning, electioneering, partisanship, ideology, factionalism, election, poll, ballot, vote, referendum, recall, initiative, voice, suffrage, plumper, cumulative vote, plebiscitum, plebiscite, vox populi, electioneering, voting, elective franchise, straight ticket, opinion poll, popularity poll, issue, opinion, stand, position, program, platform, party line, democracy, republicanism, communism, statism, state socialism, socialism, conservatism, toryism, liberalism, whigism, theocracy, constitutional monarchy, party, Democratic Party, Republican Party, Socialist Party, Communist Party, Federalist Party, Bull Moose Party, Abolitionist Party, Christian Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party, National Socialist Worker's Party, Nazi Party, Liberal Party, Labor Party, Conservative Party, ticket, slate, politician activist, candidate, aspirant, hopeful, office-seeker, front- runner, dark horse, long shot, shoo-in, supporter, backer, political worker, campaign worker, lobbyist, contributor, party hack, ward heeler, regional candidate, favorite son, running mate, stalking horse, perpetual candidate, political animal, political contribution, campaign contribution, political action committee, PAC, political district, electoral division, electoral district, bailiwick, electorate, constituents, get-out-the-vote campaign, political education, negative campaigning, dirty politics, smear campaign, also-ran, loser, has-been, office holder, official, occupant of a position, public servant, incumbent, winner, political, partisan, Money is the mother's milk of politics.


N judgment, result, conclusion, upshot, deduction, inference, ergotism, illation, corollary, porism, moral, estimation, valuation, appreciation, judication, dijudication, adjudication, arbitrament, arbitrement, arbitration, assessment, ponderation, valorization, award, estimate, review, criticism, critique, notice, report, decision, determination, judgment, finding, verdict, sentence, decree, findings of fact, findings of law, res judicata, plebiscite, voice, casting vote, vote, opinion, good judgment, judge, umpire, arbiter, arbitrator, asessor, referee, censor, reviewer, critic, connoisseur, commentator, inspector, inspecting officer, twenty-twenty hindsight, armchair general, monday morning quarterback, judging, judicious, determinate, conclusive, on the whole, all things considered, a Daniel come to judgment, and stand a critic, hated yet caress'd, it is much easier to be critical than to be correc, la critique est aisee et l'art est difficile, nothing if not critical, O most lame and impotent conclusion.


N belief, credence, credit, assurance, faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation, dependence on, reliance on, persuasion, conviction, convincement, plerophory, self- conviction, certainty, opinion, mind, view, conception, thinking, impression, surmise, conclusion, tenet, dogma, principle, way of thinking, popular belief, firm belief, implicit belief, settled belief, fixed rooted deep- rooted belief, staunch belief, unshaken belief, steadfast belief, inveterate belief, calm belief, sober belief, dispassionate belief, impartial belief, well-founded belief, firm opinion, implicit opinion, settled opinion, fixed rooted deep-rooted opinion, staunch opinion, unshaken opinion, steadfast opinion, inveterate opinion, calm opinion, sober opinion, dispassionate opinion, impartial opinion, well-founded opinion, uberrima fides, system of opinions, school, doctrine, articles, canons, article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, tenets, credenda, creed, thirty-nine articles, catechism, assent, propaganda, credibility, believing, certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure, under the impression, impressed with, imbued with, penetrated with, confiding, suspectless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion, credulous, wedded to, believed, accredited, putative, unsuspected, worthy of, deserving of, commanding belief, credible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended on, satisfactory, probably, fiducial, fiduciary, persuasive, impressive, relating to belief, doctrinal, in the opinion of, in the eyes of, me judice, meseems, methinks, to the best of one's belief, I dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am sure, sure enough, depend upon, rely upon it, be assured, rest assured, I'll warrant you, experto crede, fata viam invenient, Justitiae soror incorrupta Fides, live to explain thy doctrine by thy life, stands not within the prospect of belief, tarde quae credita laedunt credimus, vide et crede.

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