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o·pin·ion / əˈpinyən/ • n. a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge: I'm writing to voice my opinion on an issue of great importance that, in my opinion, is dead right. ∎  the beliefs or views of a large number or majority of people about a particular thing: the changing climate of opinion. ∎  (opinion of) an estimation of the quality or worth of someone or something: I had a higher opinion of myself than I deserved. ∎  a formal statement of advice by an expert on a professional matter: seeking a second opinion from a specialist. ∎  Law a formal statement of reasons for a judgment given. ∎ Law a lawyer's advice on the merits of a case. PHRASES: be of the opinion that believe or maintain that: economists are of the opinion that the economy could contract. a matter of opinion something not capable of being proven either way.

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opinion

opinion what one thinks, belief XIII; estimate, estimation XIV. — (O)F. — L. opīniō, -ōn-, f. stem of opīnārī think, believe (whence opine XVI).
Hence opinionated XVII. f. †opinionate (XVI). opinionative XVI.

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Opinion

300. Opinion

See also 216. IDEAS .

heterodoxy
1. the state of being at variance with established doctrines or beliefs.
2. a heterodox view or belief.
opinionist
a person fond of his own opinions and of making them known.

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