prevailing opinion

prevailing opinion
распространенное мнение

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  • prevailing — prevailing, prevalent, rife, current are comparable when they mean general (as in circulation, acceptance, or use) especially in a given place or at a given time. Prevailing applies especially to something which is predominant or which generally… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Prevailing — Pre*vail ing, a. 1. Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive. Shak. [1913 Webster] Saints shall assist thee with prevailing prayers. Rowe. [1913 Webster] 2. Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prevailing — prevailingly, adv. prevailingness, n. /pri vay ling/, adj. 1. predominant: prevailing winds. 2. generally current: the prevailing opinion. 3. having superior power or influence. 4. effectual. [1580 90; PREVAIL + ING2] Syn. 1 …   Universalium

  • prevailing — pre•vail•ing [[t]prɪˈveɪ lɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) most frequent; predominant: prevailing winds[/ex] 2) generally current: the prevailing opinion[/ex] 3) having superior power or influence • Etymology: 1580–90 pre•vail′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • prevailing — adjective /pɹɪˈveɪ.lɪŋ/ Predominant; of greatest force. The prevailing opinion was for additional planning time …   Wiktionary

  • opinion — noun 1 what you think about sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ good, high ▪ low, poor ▪ strong ▪ conflicting, different …   Collocations dictionary

  • opinion — n. 1) to air, express, give, offer, pass, state, venture, voice an opinion 2) to form an opinion about (I still have not formed an opinion about the candidates) 3) to mold (public) opinion 4) to entertain, have, hold an opinion 5) (legal) (AE) to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prevailing — pre|vail|ing [prıˈveılıŋ] adj [only before noun] 1.) existing or accepted in a particular place or at a particular time = ↑current ▪ The prevailing mood of public opinion remained hostile. ▪ the prevailing economic conditions in Northern Ireland… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • opinion — Synonyms and related words: admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, affect, affectivity, analyzing, appraisal, appraisement, appraising, appreciation, apprehension, assessing, assessment, assumption, attitude, belief, brief, briefing, caution,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prevailing — adj. Prevailing is used with these nouns: ↑attitude, ↑climate, ↑condition, ↑consensus, ↑current, ↑doctrine, ↑dogma, ↑ideology, ↑mood, ↑myth, ↑opinion, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • public opinion — the collective opinion of many people on some issue, problem, etc., esp. as a guide to action, decision, or the like. [1560 70] * * * Introduction       an aggregate of the individual views, attitudes, and beliefs about a particular topic,… …   Universalium

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