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noun [countable] opinion pronunciation in British English /əˈpɪnjən/
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  1. the attitude that you have towards something, especially your thoughts about how good it is
    opinion of:

    What is your opinion of her latest novel?

    opinion on:

    His opinions on European union 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.

    be of the opinion that:

    The doctor was of the opinion that surgery was unnecessary.

    be of/share the same opinion:

    My wife and I are of the same opinion on smoking.

    a difference of opinion:

    Despite our many differences of opinion, we remained good friends.

    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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