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English noun: opinion

1. opinion (cognition) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty


SamplesMy opinion differs from yours.
I am not of your persuasion.
What are your thoughts on Haiti?.


Synonymspersuasion, sentiment, thought, view


Broader (hypernym)belief


Narrower (hyponym)eyes, idea, judgement, judgment, mind, parti pris, pole, political sympathies, politics, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession

2. opinion (communication) 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


SamplesHis opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page.


Synonymsview


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)adverse opinion, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, position, side, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise

3. opinion (cognition) a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people


SamplesHe asked for a poll of public opinion.


Synonymspopular opinion, public opinion, vox populi


Broader (hypernym)belief

4. opinion (communication) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision


SamplesOpinions are usually written by a single judge.


Synonymsjudgement, judgment, legal opinion


Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document


Narrower (hyponym)concurring opinion, dictum, dissenting opinion, fatwah, majority opinion, obiter dictum


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. opinion (act) the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)


Synonymsruling


Broader (hypernym)judgement, judgment, judicial decision


Narrower (hyponym)fatwa


Instance hyponymBakke decision


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

6. opinion (cognition) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed


SamplesHis 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.


Synonymsbelief, feeling, impression, notion


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)effect, first blush, hunch, intuition, presence, suspicion









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