Origin of opinion
synonym study for opinion
historical usage of opinion
The French comes from Latin opīniō (inflectional stem opīniōn- ), which has all of the French senses, vague as they are (in that they refer to belief as opposed to fact or truth). Opīniō is a derivative of the verb opīnārī “to suppose, imagine, conjecture.”
The English noun ranges in meaning from a personal belief resting on grounds incapable of proof, to the formal statement of a court or judge of the reasoning and principles of law used in reaching a decision, to the expert opinion of a physician or other professional, as well as continuing the vague meanings of French and Latin.
The terms opinion poll and opinion polling date from about 1940, although poll in the sense “a survey of public opinion on an issue” appeared around the turn of the 20th century.
OTHER WORDS FROM opinionpre·o·pin·ion, nounun·der·o·pin·ion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH opinionopine, opinion
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How to use opinion in a sentence
Forty-nine percent view Graham unfavorably, while only 34 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Harrison.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Emanuel had decided to participate in the rulemaking after the ethics opinion cleared him to do so.“Cover Up”: House Democrats Subpoena Documents That NLRB Refused to Share in Ethics Investigation|by Ian MacDougall|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
His opinion differs from that of Danskin or McClain in that Jackson believes the aquifer has been irreversibly tarnished by the contamination and subsequent pumping it out.Pursuing Independent Water Sources, San Diego Ignores One Beneath Its Feet|MacKenzie Elmer|September 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
I was reminded of this when I read a FiveThirtyEight article on changes in public opinion about reopening the economy.Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions To Address COVID-19 Is So Hard|Neil Lewis Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
In my opinion, the Kitchell report dramatically overstates how much it will cost to make the building useful, and how long it will take.Flaws and Assumptions Render 101 Ash St. Assessment Meaningless|Sandor Shapery|September 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In a bit of foreshadowing, he repeated that opinion in November.
In my opinion I think that the smugglers are real criminals.
Spin control began, Florida-style: the opinion only covers some counties, some people, some times.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In my opinion Lee was one of the greatest actors of all time.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The police cannot ultimately control public opinion unilaterally.
We resolved to do our best to merit the good opinion which we thus supposed them to entertain of us.
Is the Bible revelation so clear and explicit that no difference of opinion as to its meaning is possible?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
For the purpose of ascertaining the Board's powers in this connection the opinion of the Attorney General has been requested.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
But there is a pinnacle of human success and of human opinion, on which human foot was never yet permitted to rest.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He was ordered, however, to keep the Emperor daily informed of the state of public opinion in Spain.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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Word Origin for opinion
Other Idioms and Phrases with opinion
see form an opinion; matter of opinion.