Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun opinion

6 senses of opinion

Sense 1
opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought -- (a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?")
       => belief -- (any cognitive content held as true)

Sense 2
opinion, view -- (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; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page")
       => message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

Sense 3
public opinion, popular opinion, opinion, vox populi -- (a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion")
       => belief -- (any cognitive content held as true)

Sense 4
opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement -- (the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge")
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Sense 5
opinion, ruling -- (the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself))
       => judgment, judgement, judicial decision -- ((law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it)

Sense 6
impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion -- (a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "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")
       => idea, thought -- (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind")

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