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(1)   The reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
(2)   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)   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)   A belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
"He asked for a poll of public opinion"
(5)   The legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
"Opinions are usually written by a single judge"
(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"


From Anglo-Norman / Middle French opinion, from opinio, from opinari ‘opine’.


  1. A thought that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
    I would like to know your opinions on the new project.
    In my opinion, white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.
    Every man is a fool in some man's opinion.
    Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. - Oscar Wilde


  1. To have or express as an opinion.
    • 1658: But if (as some opinion) King Ahasuerus were Artaxerxes Mnemon [...], our magnified Cyrus was his second Brother — Sir Thomas Browne, The Graden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 166)