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noun [countable] opinion pronunciation in American English /əˈpɪnjən/
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  1. the attitude that you have toward something, especially your thoughts about how good it is
    opinion of: What is your opinion of her latest novel?
    opinion on: His opinions on genetic testing are well known.
    have a good/high/low etc. opinion of: He seems to have a low opinion of women.
    give/express an opinion: The students were not given the chance to express an opinion.
    form an opinion: She seems to have formed a good opinion of him.
    share/be of the same opinion: My wife and I share the same opinion on smoking.
    a difference of opinion: Despite our many differences of opinion, we remained good friends.
    be of the opinion that: The doctor was of the opinion that surgery was unnecessary.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the attitudes and thoughts of a group of people
      public/popular opinion: Public opinion has turned against Senator McCormac in recent months.
      informed/expert opinion: We rely on expert opinion when deciding about technical matters.




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