opinion n opinion f , avis m He asked me my opinion. Il m'a demandé mon avis. I wasn't asking for your opinion. Je ne te demandais pas ton avis. in my opinion à mon avis → Well, he's not making a very good job of it in my opinion. → In my opinion, you should wait. in his opinion à son avis → The book is, in Henry's opinion, the best book on the subject. what's your opinion? qu'est-ce vous en pensez? to express one's opinion exprimer son avis → The students were eager to express their opinions. if you want my opinion si vous voulez mon avis → If you want my honest opinion, I don't think it will work. a difference of opinion
(=disagreement) une différence d'opinion → Difficulties arise where there's a difference of opinion. opinion is divided les avis sont partagés → Scientific opinion is divided over the health risks. to seek a second opinion demander un deuxième avis a favourable opinion of sb/sth une opinion favorable de qn/qch → That improved Mrs Goole's already favourable opinion of him. to have a high opinion of sb/sth avoir une haute opinion de qn/qch to have a high opinion of o.s. avoir une haute opinion de soi → After their bad results, they are not likely to have a very high opinion of themselves. to be of the opinion that ... être d'avis que ... → Frank is of the opinion that the 1934 yacht should have won. → He is of the opinion that money is not important.
n avis m juridique
n (US) arrêt m rendu à la majorité (des votes des juges)
opinion former , opinion maker
n faiseur m d'opinion
n sondage m d'opinion
→ Nearly three-quarters of people questioned in an opinion poll agreed with the government's decision.
n enquête f d'opinion
n opinion f publique
→ He mobilized public opinion all over the world against hydrogen-bomb tests.
→ He had failed to take public opinion into account.
→ Public opinion is massively against GM crops.
public opinion poll
public opinion poll
n sondage m d'opinion publique