Webster 1913 Edition
[F., from L.
That which is opined; a notion or conviction founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression, less strong than positive knowledge; settled judgment in regard to any point of knowledge or action.
Opinionis when the assent of the understanding is so far gained by evidence of probability, that it rather inclines to one persuasion than to another, yet not without a mixture of incertainty or doubting.
Sir M. Hale.
I can not put off my
The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
I have bought golden
opinionsfrom all sorts of people.
Friendship . . . gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good
opinionof his friend.
However, I have no
opinionof those things.
Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
Thou hast redeemed thy lost
This gained Agricola much
opinion, who . . . had made such early progress into laborious . . . enterprises.
Obstinacy in holding to one’s belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a counselor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
To be of opinion,
to think; to judge.–
To hold opinion with,
to agree with.
Syn. – Sentiment; notion; persuasion; idea; view; estimation. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The judgment which the mind forms of any proposition, statement, theory or event, the truth or falsehood of which is supported by a degree of evidence that renders it probably, but does not produce absolute knowledge or certainty. It has been a received opinion that all matter is comprised in four elements. This opinion is proved by many discoveries to be false. From circumstances we form opinions respecting future events.
Opinion is when the assent of the understanding is so far gained by evidence of probability, that it rather inclines to one persuasion than to another, yet not without a mixture of uncertainty or doubting.
2.The judgment or sentiments which the mind forms of persons or their qualities. We speak of a good opinion, a favorable opinion, a bad opinion, a private opinion, and public or general opinion, &c.
Friendship gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend.
3.Settled judgment or persuasion; as religious opinions; political opinion.
4.Favorable judgment; estimation.
In actions of arms, small matters are of great moment, especially when they serve to raise an opinion of commanders.
However, I have no opinion of these things -