[ 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

  • It's different now, there are a few more pundits and a lot of faceless people out there on social media who all have an opinion. The Sun
  • Choose a white form if you want to add a bit more light to proceedings but, in my humble opinion, speckled purple is the best. Times, Sunday Times
  • During our exchanges there were plenty of glares and stares, and maybe even a couple of opinions shared.
  • The DOJ thing is pretty strange, and will probably get modified, but all I can say is how nice it is that Dems aren't all on the same page, parroting the same opinions, baaing like conservatives. Frank slams Obama for 'big mistake' on Defense of Marriage Act (updated)
  • Finally, in the formation of an opinion as to the abstract preferableness of one course of action over another, or as to the truth or falsehood or right significance of a proposition, the fact that the majority of one's contemporaries lean in the other direction is naught, and no more than dust in the balance. On Compromise
  • 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
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