Origin of opinion
Synonyms for opinion
Related Words for opinionreaction, sentiment, viewpoint, impression, judgment, mind, idea, thought, attitude, assumption, theory, conclusion, speculation, feeling, assessment, notion, view, inference, supposition, say-so
Examples from the Web for opinion
Contemporary Examples of opinion
In a bit of foreshadowing, he repeated that opinion in November.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails
January 9, 2015
In my opinion I think that the smugglers are real criminals.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
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
January 5, 2015
In my opinion Lee was one of the greatest actors of all time.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
He's watching it because of his fondness for Bergman and because, he says, “She'll be nervous about my opinion.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of opinion
"You are welcome to your opinion," returned Robert, indifferently.
"You asked my opinion, and I gave it," said Robert, not flinching.
But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.
There was less diversity of opinion in regard to Elinor's picture.The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")
But I used then to say, and I still am of opinion, that he wants a heart: and if he does, he wants every thing.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Word Origin for opinion
c.1300, from Old French opinion "opinion, view, judgements founded upon probabilities" (12c.), from Latin opinionem (nominative opinio) "opinion, conjecture, fancy, belief, what one thinks; appreciation, esteem," from stem of opinari "think, judge, suppose, opine," from PIE *op- "to choose" (see option).
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making. [Milton, "Areopagitica"]
see form an opinion; matter of opinion.