opinion

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Middle English opinion, opinioun, from Anglo-Norman and Middle French opinion, from Latin opinio, from opinor (to opine).

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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 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
  2. The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
    • Shakespeare
      I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people.
    • 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.
    • Shakespeare
      Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion.
    • Milton
      This gained Agricola much opinion, who [] had made such early progress into laborious [] enterprises.
  4. (obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  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, 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)

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opinion sg

  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)

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin opīniō.

Noun[edit]

opinion f (plural opinions)

  1. opinion (thought, estimation)