Opinion vs. Thought

Opinion vs. Thought — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Opinion and Thought

Opinionnoun

A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

"The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion" (Elizabeth Drew).

Thoughtverb

Past tense and past participle of think.

Opinionnoun

A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert

a medical opinion.

Thoughtnoun

The process of thinking; cogitation

sitting deep in thought at the computer.

Opinionnoun

A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing

has a low opinion of braggarts.

Thoughtnoun

A product of thinking or other mental activity

What are your thoughts on this matter?.

Opinionnoun

The prevailing view

public opinion.

Thoughtnoun

The faculty of thinking or reasoning

Why not use thought instead of emotion to solve the problem?.

Opinionnoun

A court's formal, usually written statement explaining its reasons for its decision in a case.

Thoughtnoun

The intellectual activity or production of a particular time or group

ancient Greek thought.deconstructionist thought.

Opinionnoun

An attorney's formal, usually written statement giving an assessment of how the law should be or is likely to be applied in a particular situation.

Thoughtnoun

Consideration; attention

didn't give much thought to what she said.

Opinionnoun

A piece of testimony that is not usually admissible when given by a layperson, as in contrast to an opinion given by an expert witness.

Thoughtnoun

Intention; purpose

My thought is to live in a house on a lake.

Opinionnoun

A subjective belief, judgment or perspective that a person has formed about a topic, issue, person or thing.

I would like to know your opinions on the new filing system.In my opinion, white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.Every man is a fool in some man's opinion.

Thoughtnoun

Expectation or conception

She had no thought that anything was wrong.

Opinionnoun

The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.

Thoughtnoun

Form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.

Opinionnoun

(obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.

Thoughtnoun

(uncountable) The process by which such forms arise or are manipulated; thinking.

Opinionnoun

(obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.

Thoughtnoun

A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).

"Eastern thought".

Opinionnoun

The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.

Thoughtverb

simple past tense and past participle of think

Opinionnoun

(European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible

Thoughtnoun

the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about;

it was not a good ideathe thought never entered my mind

Opinionverb

To have or express as an opinion.

Thoughtnoun

the process of thinking (especially thinking carefully);

thinking always made him frownshe paused for thought

Opinionnoun

a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty;

my opinion differs from yourswhat are your thoughts on Haiti?

Thoughtnoun

the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual;

19th century thoughtDarwinian thought

Opinionnoun

a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people;

he asked for a poll of public opinion

Thoughtnoun

a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty;

my opinion differs from yourswhat are your thoughts on Haiti?

Opinionnoun

a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof;

his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

Opinionnoun

the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision;

opinions are usually written by a single judge

Opinionnoun

the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)

Opinionnoun

a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;

his impression of her was favorablewhat are your feelings about the crisis?it strengthened my belief in his sincerityI had a feeling that she was lying