opinion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English opinion, opinioun, from Anglo-Norman and Middle French opinion, from Latin opīniō, from opīnor (to opine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈpɪnjən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪnjən
  • Hyphenation: opin‧ion

Noun[edit]

opinion (plural opinions)

  1. A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
    I would like to know your opinions on the new filing system.
    In my opinion, white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.
    Every man is a fool in some man's opinion.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Oscar Wilde
      Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
  2. The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
    • 1606, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, I. vii. 32:
      I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people.
    • (Can we date this quote?) South
      Friendship [] gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend.
  3. (obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
  4. (obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
    • 1590, William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, V. i. 5:
      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.
  5. 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.
  6. (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

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opinion (third-person singular simple present opinions, present participle opinioning, simple past and past participle opinioned)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To have or express as an opinion.
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Graden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 166)
      But if (as some opinion) King Ahasuerus were Artaxerxes Mnemon [...], our magnified Cyrus was his second Brother

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opinion

  1. accusative singular of opinio

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French opinion, from Latin opīniō.

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opinion f (plural opinions)

  1. opinion (thought, estimation)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin opīniō.

Noun[edit]

opinion f (plural opinions)

  1. opinion (thought, estimation)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin opīniō, via French opinion

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opinion m (definite singular opinionen, indefinite plural opinioner, definite plural opinionene)

  1. (public) opinion

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin opīniō, via French opinion

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opinion m (definite singular opinionen, indefinite plural opinionar, definite plural opinionane)

  1. (public) opinion

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