View synonyms for subjectively


[ suhb-jek-tiv-lee ]


  1. in a way that pertains to or is influenced by a person’s feelings, moods, opinions, prejudices, etc.:

    The compilations are not intended to be representative, but were put together entirely subjectively according to our own taste.

    A system in which supervisors evaluate employees entirely subjectively is likely to increase unfair discrimination.

  2. within the mind, as thoughts, feelings, or perceptions; internally:

    Time is experienced subjectively by each individual, and our perception of time and how we remember it is shaped by the context of a situation.

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Other Words From

  • non·sub·jec·tive·ly adverb
  • qua·si-sub·jec·tive·ly adverb
  • un·sub·jec·tive·ly adverb

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Example Sentences

The objective qualities of a bike, a part, an accessory, or an article of clothing often inform our subjective experience of it, but they don’t always tell the whole story.

Whether Beiser has been derelict in his duty, however, is a slightly more subjective question.

Outside of subjective superlatives like “intense,” he’s not wrong.

Danger and safety in the outdoors are, in many ways, subjective and variable.

While the motivating factors that get them there are subjective, voter turnout rates are a function of the broader political culture.

Whatever they subjectively believe, however, their agenda objectively disadvantages gays, immigrants, women, and people of color.

Did you approach the exhibition subjectively or objectively?

I assure you my letters are subjectively true; the falsehood, if there be any, is in my manner of seeing things.

If the resolution of Cato were in contradiction with the general laws of human nature, it could not be true, even subjectively.

The pure lyric should be rendered subjectively, neither as dramatic, on the one hand, nor as oratoric on the other.

Proportion in size is most important, both as regards ourselves and our surroundings—objectively and subjectively.

Subjectively, one may observe a great sense of exhilaration coupled with an extraordinary increase in the power of perception.





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