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opinion

 
Noun opinion has 6 senses
  1. opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
    --1 is a kind of belief
    --1 has particulars:
     idea; judgment, judgement, mind; eyes; preconception, prepossession, parti pris, preconceived opinion, preconceived idea, preconceived notion; pole; politics, political sympathies
    Derived form: verb opine2
  2. public opinion, popular opinion, opinion, vox populi - a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion"
    --2 is a kind of belief
  3. opinion, view - 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"
    --3 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --3 has particulars:
     adverse opinion; guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis; side, position
    Derived form: verb opine1
  4. opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement - the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
    --4 is a kind of legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
    --4 has particulars:
     concurring opinion; dissenting opinion; majority opinion; fatwah; obiter dictum, dictum
  5. opinion, ruling - the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    --5 is a kind of judgment, judgement, judicial decision
    --5 has particulars: Bakke decision; fatwa
  6. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion - 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"
    --6 is a kind of idea, thought
    --6 has particulars:
     presence; effect; first blush; intuition, hunch, suspicion
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