Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of OPINION

Pronunciation:  u'pinyun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  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. [n]  a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion"
  5. [n]  the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
  6. [n]  a message expressing a belief about something; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

OPINION is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: belief, feeling, impression, judgement, judgment, notion, persuasion, popular opinion, public opinion, ruling, sentiment, view, view, vox populi
 See Also: Bakke decision, concurring opinion, conjecture, content, dictum, dissenting opinion, effect, eyes, fatwa, guess, hunch, hypothesis, idea, instrument, intuition, judgement, judgement, judgment, judgment, judicial decision, legal document, legal instrument, majority opinion, message, mind, obiter dictum, official document, parti pris, pole, political sympathies, politics, position, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession, presence, side, speculation, subject matter, substance, supposition, surmisal, surmise, suspicion, thought



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O*pin"ion\, n. [F., from L. opinio. See {Opine}.]
    1. 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.
             Opinion is when the assent of the understanding is
             so far gained by evidence of probability, that it
             rather inclines to one persussion than to another,
             yet not without a mixture of incertainty or
             doubting.                             --Sir M. Hale.
             I can not put off my opinion so easily. --Shak.
    2. The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons
       or things; estimation.
             I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of
             people.                               --Shak.
             Friendship . . . gives a man a peculiar right and
             claim to the good opinion of his friend. --South.
             However, I have no opinion of those things. --Bacon.
    3. Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation;
       fame; public sentiment or esteem. [Obs.]
             Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion.  --Shak.
             This gained Agricola much opinion, who . . . had
             made such early progress into laborious . . .
             enterprises.                          --Milton.
    4. Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression;
       opiniativeness; conceitedness. [Obs.] --Shak.
    5. (Law.) 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
    {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}.
  2. \O*pin"ion\, v. t.
    To opine. [Obs.]
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A judge's written explanation of a decision of the court or of a majority of judges. A dissenting opinion disagrees with the majority opinion because of the reasoning and/or the principles of law on which the decision is based. A concurring opinion agrees with the decision of the court but offers further comment. (A per curiam opinion is an unsigned opinion "of the court.")
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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