opinion

See also: opinión

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

opinion (plural opinions)

  1. A belief, judgment or perspective that a person has formed, either through objective or subjective reasoning, about a topic, issue, person or thing.
    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.
    • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
      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.
    • 1692–1717, Robert South, Twelve Sermons Preached upon Several Occasions, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), 6th edition, London: [] J[ames] Bettenham, for Jonah Bowyer, [], published 1727, OCLC 21766567:
      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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VerbEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  • opinion at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • opinion in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • opinion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

EsperantoEdit

NounEdit

opinion

  1. accusative singular of opinio

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French opinion, from Latin opīniō.

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opinion f (plural opinions)

  1. opinion (thought, estimation)

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin opīniō.

NounEdit

opinion f (plural opinions)

  1. opinion (thought, estimation)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin opīniō, via French opinion

NounEdit

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

  1. (public) opinion

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin opīniō.

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opinion f (plural opinions)

  1. opinion
    Synonym: vejaire