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Definition 1: the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for opinion in the sense of this definition

(opinion is a kind of ...) (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it

(... is a kind of opinion ) a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority

(... is an instance of opinion) a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action; the Court ruled in 1978 that medical schools are entitled to consider race as a factor in their admission policy

(opinion belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where opinion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my opinion differs from yours
  • I am not of your persuasion
  • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

Synonyms for opinion in the sense of this definition

(opinion is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of opinion ) a personal view

"he has an idea that we don't like him"

(... is a kind of opinion ) an opinion formed by judging something

"he was reluctant to make his judgment known" "she changed her mind"

(... is a kind of opinion ) opinion or judgment

"in the eyes of the law" "I was wrong in her eyes"

(... is a kind of opinion ) an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

"he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"

(... is a kind of opinion ) one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

"they are at opposite poles" "they are poles apart"

(... is a kind of opinion ) the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

Definition 3: a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where opinion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he asked for a poll of public opinion

Synonyms for opinion in the sense of this definition

(opinion is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

Definition 4: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where opinion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for opinion in the sense of this definition

(opinion is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of opinion ) the impression that something is present

"he felt the presence of an evil force"

(... is a kind of opinion ) an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

"he just did it for effect"

(... is a kind of opinion ) at the first glimpse or impression

"at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"

(... is a kind of opinion ) an impression that something might be the case

"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

Definition 5: the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where opinion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • opinions are usually written by a single judge

Synonyms for opinion in the sense of this definition

(opinion is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of opinion ) an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning

(... is a kind of opinion ) an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case

(... is a kind of opinion ) the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')

(... is a kind of opinion ) (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar

"bin Laden issued three fatwahs calling upon Muslims to take up arms against the United States"

(... is a kind of opinion ) an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding

(opinion belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where opinion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

Synonyms for opinion in the sense of this definition

(opinion is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of opinion ) an opinion concerning financial statements (usually based on an audit by a CPA) that the statements as a whole do not present results fairly or are not in conformity with the generally accepted accounting practices of the United States

(... is a kind of opinion ) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

(... is a kind of opinion ) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

"there are two sides to every question"

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