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noun, plural sub·jec·tiv·i·ties for 2.
  1. the state or quality of being subjective; subjectiveness.
  2. a subjective thought or idea.
  3. intentness on internal thoughts.
  4. internal reality.
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Origin of subjectivity

1805–15; subjective + -ity; as a philosophical term < French subjectivité
Related formsnon·sub·jec·tiv·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for subjectivity

individuality, perspicacity, selfhood, personality, character, distinction, individualism, ipseity, singularity, originality, particularity

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Historical Examples of subjectivity

  • No one saw that this objective was really a subjective, and involved the subjectivity of all knowledge.



  • Everything he sees is refracted in the waters of his subjectivity, from which he cannot escape.

  • This was better than deciding between objectivity and subjectivity.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • This subjectivity is intensified by the complete adoption of the ego-narrative.

    Essays on the Greek Romances

    Elizabeth Hazelton Haight

  • In his criticism of Renan, Mazzini attacks any theory of the subjectivity of the Divine.

Word Origin and History for subjectivity


1812, from subjective + -ity.

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