Adjective "subjective" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.
  1. 'there is always the danger of making a subjective judgement'
  2. 'Instead, participants used rating scales that assessed their own subjective perception of conflict in their friendship relationships.'
  3. 'Even the Cabinet Office's own research shows that this is discriminatory, because it is based on subjective judgements carried out by managers.'
  4. 'Ultimately loss and gain I suppose are ultimately subjective, because each reader that reads a poem will have a different reaction to it.'
  5. 'The value of the items on each side of the sheet are dependent upon individual subjective valuations.'
  6. 'Whether it is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ could be a very subjective matter of opinion.'
  7. 'The farther to the right the writing slants the more subjective the person is.'
  8. 'Best is a subjective judgement, my taste against yours.'
  9. 'Editorial comment is the subjective view of one person, and as such not expected to be ‘balanced’ to the extent of pleasing all shades.'
  10. 'The accuracy score for the medium is completely dependent on the subjective decisions of the sitter.'
  11. 'Of course, as my grown-up child who is obviously no longer a child pointed out, it is important to understand other people's subjective experience.'
  12. 'Drama is a genre which is heavily oriented to the first person present, a narrative form associated with subjective experience and inner feelings.'
  13. 'Intentions are influenced by attitudes toward the behavior, subjective norms and perceptions of behavioral control.'
  14. 'That is, reported differences in perceived stress may be due to differences in subjective perceptions or in differences in the amount of objective stressors.'
  15. 'Things are even more difficult when probabilities are subjective and individual beliefs may differ.'
  16. 'There is nothing subjective about perceptual experience.'
  17. 'The basic mechanism is subsequently extended by an abductive reasoning system which is guided by subjective probability.'
  18. 'It's an alternative view of the individual's subjective reality.'
  19. 'Maternal evaluations may reflect subjective perceptions rather than the child's actual behavior.'
  20. 'The scientific literature has noted some gender differences in both subjective and objective responses to cocaine.'
  21. 'You can follow the software instructions to adjust your computer screen controls manually, but as you can guess, human perception is usually subjective.'
Relating to or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns used for the subject of a sentence.


    The subjective case.


      1. existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than to the object of thought (opposed to objective).

      2. pertaining to or characteristic of an individual; personal; individual: a subjective evaluation.

      3. placing excessive emphasis on one's own moods, attitudes, opinions, etc.; unduly egocentric.

      4. Philosophy. relating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself.

      5. relating to properties or specific conditio

      More examples(as adjective)

      "poetries can be subjective in senses."

      "methods can be subjective as indexes."

      "attempts can be subjective in aspects."

      "risks can be subjective."

      "experiences can be subjective."

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      Late Middle English (originally in the sense ‘characteristic of a political subject, submissive’): from Latin subjectivus, from subject- ‘brought under’ (see subject).