The Correct spelling is: opinion
Common misspellings of the word opinion are:
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- A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: â€œThe world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinionâ€ (Elizabeth Drew).
- A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion.
- A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing: has a low opinion of braggarts.
- The prevailing view: public opinion.
- Law. A formal statement by a court or other adjudicative body of the legal reasons and principles for the conclusions of the court.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin opÄ«niÅ, opÄ«niÅn-, from opÄ«nÄrÄ«, to think.]
SYNONYMS opinion, view, sentiment, feeling, belief, conviction, persuasion. These nouns signify something a person believes or accepts as being sound or true. Opinion is applicable to a judgment based on grounds insufficient to rule out the possibility of dispute: â€œA little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptibleâ€ (Woodrow Wilson). View stresses individuality of outlook: â€œMy view is . . . that freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have or the views they expressâ€ (Hugo L. Black). Sentiment and especially feeling stress the role of emotion as a determinant: â€œIf men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences . . . reason is of no use to usâ€ (George Washington). â€œThere needs protection . . . against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feelingâ€ (John Stuart Mill). A belief is a conclusion to which one subscribes strongly: â€œOur belief in any particular natural law cannot have a safer basis than our unsuccessful critical attempts to refute itâ€ (Karl Popper). Conviction is belief that excludes doubt: â€œthe editor's own conviction of what, whether interesting or only important, is in the public interestâ€ (Walter Lippmann). Persuasion applies to a confidently held opinion: â€œHe had a strong persuasion that Likeman was wrongâ€ (H.G. Wells).