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"

Related terms: belief
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
Synonyms: view

"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)
Synonyms: ruling
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
Similar spelling:   opening