[ UK /əpˈɪni‍ən/ ]
[ US /əˈpɪnjən/ ]
  1. a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
    he asked for a poll of public opinion
  2. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    what are your feelings about the crisis?
    his impression of her was favorable
    it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    I had a feeling that she was lying
  3. the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
  4. the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    opinions are usually written by a single judge
  5. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    what are your thoughts on Haiti?
    my opinion differs from yours
    I am not of your persuasion
  6. 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
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How To Use opinion In A Sentence

  • The distich caused discussion regarding the quantity of "hic", but the pope defended the prosody of Voltaire who confirmed his opinion by a quotation from Virgil which he said ought to be the epitaph of The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne
  • Burke's execution was witnessed by the novelist Sir Walter Scott, who sympathized with the general opinion that both men's wives had served as accomplices, and that the anatomists had been accessories to the murders.
  • They will comment on everything you say and give you their opinion.
  • They are not people who crumble at the first sign of a strong opinion. Times, Sunday Times
  • These new forces have synchronized with the conscious policy of a certain sector of Canadian opinion which has persistently sought to detach us from that quarter of the world's orbit and the world's people comprised in the British federacy. Whither Canada
  • In this high opinion of his own rank, he was greatly fortified by his ideas of the military profession, which, in his phrase, made a valiant cavalier a camarade to an emperor. A Legend of Montrose
  • When your mama a biach, you gonna be a bicah - when you grow up hearing men tell your mama "Bring me my blunts, BIACH!" you won't have a very high opinion of women, ergo, yourself. undefined
  • If you want my opinion, it's a bastard of a game - swift, bold and beautiful.
  • Opinion polls suggest the outcome is too close to call. Times, Sunday Times
  • Democratic individuals, who in any case are likely to have similar beliefs and opinions because they are similarly situated, easily fall under the hegemonic sway of public opinion.
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