|1.||[ noun ] a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty|
|Synonyms:||sentiment view thought persuasion|
"my opinion differs from yours" "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
|Related terms:||belief idea judgment eyes pole preconception politics think think|
|2.||[ noun ] a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people|
|Synonyms:||public_opinion vox_populi popular_opinion|
"he asked for a poll of public opinion"
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||message guess side adverse_opinion see|
|4.||[ noun ] (law,writing) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision|
|Synonyms:||judgment legal_opinion judgement|
"opinions are usually written by a single judge"
|Related terms:||legal_document majority_opinion concurring_opinion obiter_dictum dissenting_opinion fatwah law|
|5.||[ noun ] (law) the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)|
|Related terms:||judgment Bakke_decision fatwa law|
|6.||[ noun ] a vague idea in which some confidence is placed|
|Synonyms:||feeling notion impression belief|
"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"
|Related terms:||idea effect intuition presence first_blush believe|