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Synonyms for objective
əbˈdʒɛk tɪvob·jec·tive

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Wiktionary1.0 / 2 votes

  1. objectivenoun


  2. objectivenoun

    of or relating to a material object, actual existence or reality


  3. objectivenoun

    agreed upon by all parties present (or nearly all); based on consensually observed facts


  4. objectivenoun

    not influenced by irrational emotions or prejudices


  5. objectiveadjective

    of, or relating to a noun or pronoun used as the object of a verb


English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. objective

    Subjective and objective are synonyms in but one point of view, being, for the most part, strictly antonyms. Subjective signifies relating to the subject of mental states, that is, to the person who experiences them; objective signifies relating to the object of mental states, that is, to something outside the perceiving mind; in brief phrase it may be said that subjective relates to something within the mind, objective to something without. A mountain, as a mass of a certain size, contour, color, etc., is an objective fact; the impression our mind receives, the mental picture it forms of the mountain, is subjective. But this subjective impression may become itself the object of thought (called "subject-object"), as when we compare our mental picture of the mountain with our idea of a plain or river. The direct experiences of the soul, as joy, grief, hope, fear, are purely subjective; the outward causes of these experiences, as prosperity, bereavement, disappointment, are objective. That which has independent existence or authority apart from our experience or thought is said to have objective existence or authority; thus we speak of the objective authority of the moral law. Different individuals may receive different subjective impressions from the same objective fact, that which to one is a cause of hope being to another a cause of fear, etc. The style of a writer is called objective when it derives its materials mainly from or reaches out toward external objects; it is called subjective when it derives its materials mainly from or constantly tends to revert to the personal experience of the author. Compare INHERENT.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. objective

    extrinsic, concrete, external

    intrinsic, abstract, notional, subjective

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. aim, object, objective, targetnoun

    the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

    intention, aim, quarry, design, physical object, object lens, mark, butt, target area, object, prey, objective lens, intent, object glass, target, fair game, bearing, purpose, heading

    abstract, personal, unreal, unobjective, unverifiable, prejudiced, subjective

  2. objective, objective lens, object lens, object glassadjective

    the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed

    object, object lens, aim, object glass, objective lens, target

    subjective, personal, abstract, unobjective, unreal, prejudiced, unverifiable

  3. objective, nonsubjectiveadjective

    undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena

    "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence"

    documentary, nonsubjective, accusative

    unobjective, personal, subjective, unverifiable, abstract, prejudiced, unreal

  4. objective, accusativeadjective

    serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes

    "objective case"; "accusative endings"

    accusing, accusive, documentary, nonsubjective, accusatory, accusative

    abstract, unobjective, prejudiced, subjective, unreal, unverifiable, personal

  5. objective, documentaryadjective

    emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

    "objective art"

    documentary, documental, nonsubjective, accusative

    abstract, prejudiced, unreal, unobjective, subjective, unverifiable, personal

  6. objectiveadjective

    belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events

    "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind"

    documentary, nonsubjective, accusative

    personal, abstract, unobjective, prejudiced, unverifiable, subjective, unreal

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How to use objective in a sentence?

  1. Barry Brodd:

    I felt that Derek Chauvins was justified and was acting with objective reasonableness, following Minneapolis Police policy and current standards of law enforcement in Derek Chauvins interactions with Mr. George Floyd.

  2. Dudley Brown:

    The main objective of these students is to ban firearms completely, and confiscate the firearms of law-abiding Americans, we will oppose them at every step.

  3. Didier Toubia:

    The objective was to bring balance back to nature, and to use the natural resources on earth in a wiser way.

  4. Richard Kruger:

    The whole objective is to minimize the amount of barrels that are exposed to Alberta and the price discounts.

  5. Doug Ford:

    To those who are still there, to those of you who are there with the sole objective of causing disruption and chaos, there'll be serious consequences for this lawless activity, we will continue to raise the consequences against those who are holding millions of jobs and people hostage.

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  • موضوعي, متجرد, هدف, عقلاني, حقانيArabic
  • objectiuCatalan, Valencian
  • cíl, objektivní, objektiv, záměrCzech
  • Objektiv, ZielGerman
  • αντικειμενικός, αιτιατική, αντικειμενικός φακός, αντικείμενοGreek
  • objektivaEsperanto
  • objetivoSpanish
  • هدفPersian
  • esineellinen, esine, objektiivinen, totuudenmukainen, objektiivi, hyväksytty, materiaalinen, tavoite, päämäärä, puolueetonFinnish
  • but, objective, objectifFrench
  • amasScottish Gaelic
  • tárgyeset, objektív, cél, célpont, tárgyiHungarian
  • objectivoInterlingua
  • obbiettivo, oggettivo, obiettivoItalian
  • 対物レンズ, 目的, 客観Japanese
  • 목적, 目的Korean
  • objektīvsLatvian
  • whāingaMāori
  • nuchter, nuchtere, streefdoel, doel, objectieve, doelstelling, objectiefDutch
  • obiekt, obiektowy, przedmiotowy, cel, obiektyw, obiektywnyPolish
  • objetivo, objetivaPortuguese
  • obiectivRomanian
  • объектный падеж, цель, объективный, объект, объективRussian
  • objektiv, mål, sakligSwedish
  • shabahaSwahili
  • புறநிலைTamil
  • layuninTagalog
  • mục tiêuVietnamese

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