(noun, verb)


1. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

- my opinion differs from yours

Similar word(s): persuasion, sentiment, thought, view

Definition categories: thought, belief

2. 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

Similar word(s): view

Definition categories: communication, content, message, substance

3. a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people

- he asked for a poll of public opinion

Definition categories: thought, belief

4. the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

- opinions are usually written by a single judge

Similar word(s): judgement, judgment

Definition categories: communication, instrument

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

Similar word(s): ruling

Definition categories: act, judgement, judgment

6. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

Similar word(s): belief, feeling, impression, notion

Definition categories: thought, idea

Sentences with opinion as a noun:

- 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.

- Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. - Oscar Wilde


1. (transitive, archaic) To have or express as an opinion.