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o·pin·ion

opinion

 
 
pronunciation:
pIn yn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: what one thinks about a matter, esp. a judgment not necessarily based on fact alone.
My opinion is that we're wasting our time trying to fix this.Our opinions differ greatly on this matter.
synonyms:
view
similar words:
appraisal, assessment, attitude, belief, conviction, eye, feeling, idea, impression, judgment, perception, position, sentiment, stance, surmise, thinking, understanding, viewpoint
definition 2: the general thinking about a matter within society.
American opinion on the war changed drastically after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
synonyms:
view
similar words:
attitude, consent, eye, pulse, sentiment, slant, stance, thinking
definition 3: a person's judgment in reference to another's character or qualities.
What is your opinion of our new governor?He works hard because he likes to have the good opinion of his teachers.
similar words:
approval, esteem, favor, judgment, regard
definition 4: a professional inference or judgment.
a medical opiniona legal opinion
synonyms:
evaluation
similar words:
appraisal, assessment, diagnosis, judgment, prognosis, verdict
definition 5: in law, a formal document written by a judge or court stating the reasons and principles of law that informed a particular decision on a case.
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