Opinion

In general, an opinion is a belief about matters commonly considered to be subjective, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analysing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact-based beliefs.

Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion. (see below)

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Famous quotes containing the word opinion:

    Government is being founded on opinion, the opinion of the public, even when it is wrong, ought to be respected to a certain degree.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    I don’t mind saying in advance that in my opinion jealousy is normal and healthy. Jealousy arises out of the fact that children love. If they have no capacity to love, then they don’t show jealousy.
    D.W. Winnicott (20th century)

    What we seek is the reign of law, based upon the consent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of mankind.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)