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Definition of "opinion" []

  • A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: "The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion” ( Elizabeth Drew). (noun)
  • A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion. (noun)
  • A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing: has a low opinion of braggarts. (noun)
  • The prevailing view: public opinion. (noun)
  • Law A formal statement by a court or other adjudicative body of the legal reasons and principles for the conclusions of the court. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "opinion" in a sentence
  • "Basically this guy was sugesting that as what I had recieved from Mr. Havock was merely his _opinion_ in the same way as an editorial expresses an opinion, any action I take on the basis of that opinion is my own look out."
  • "_The relations of expert opinion and public opinion_"
  • "He said on concluding it: "This is a most decided opinion indeed, quite an '_apple [114] opinion_.'""