Definition of subjective adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səbˈdʒektɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈdʒektɪv//
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  1. 1based on your own ideas or opinions rather than facts and therefore sometimes unfair a highly subjective point of view Everyone's opinion is bound to be subjective.
  2. 2(of ideas, feelings or experiences) existing in somebody’s mind rather than in the outside world
  3. 3 [only before noun] (grammar) the subjective case is the one which is used for the subject of a sentence opposite objective
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (originally in the sense ‘characteristic of a political subject, submissive’): from Latin subjectivus, from subject- ‘brought under’, from subicere, from sub- ‘under’ + jacere ‘throw’.Extra examples The criticisms are purely subjective. The process of selection is inherently subjective and deeply unfair. making inevitably subjective judgements painted from a highly subjective point of view Everyone’s opinion is bound to be subjective.
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