A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
- I would like to know your opinions on the new systems.
- In my opinion , white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.
- Every man is a fool in some man's opinion .
The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
* 1606 , , I. vii. 32:
- Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. -
- I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people.
(obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
* 1597 , , V. iv. 47:
- Friendship gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend.
- Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion .
(obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
* 1590 , , V. i. 5:
- This gained Agricola much opinion , who enterprises.
The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
(European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible
- Your reasons at / dinner have been sharp and sententious, pleasant / without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious / without impudency, learned without opinion , and / strange without heresy.
* advisory opinion
* be of the opinion
* in my humble opinion/IMHO
* in my opinion
* in one's opinion
* opinion poll
* public opinion
* scientific opinion
* second opinion
(archaic) 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)
Opinion, esteem or judgment.
* 1918 , R. Robinson (translator), Thomas More (author), Utopia :
- Then if a man in such a company, where some disdain and have despite at other men's inventions, and some count their own best, if among such men (I say) a man should bring forth anything, that he hath read done in times past, or that he hath seen done in other places: there the hearers fare as though the whole'' existimation ''of their wisdom were in jeopardy to be overthrown, and that ever after they should be counted for very fools, unless they could in other men's inventions pick out matter to reprehend, and find fault at.
* esteem, opinion, reputation
* Utopia . New York: PF Collier and Son. p150