Definitions of subjective

  1.   ( philosophy) of a mental act; occurring entirely within the mind
  2.   Relating to the subject, as opposed to the object; pertaining to the conscious subject as distinct from the object in itself; characterized by the individuality of the author.
  3.   Pertaining to the subject as opposed to the object; relating to, or derived from, one's own consciousness; based upon one's own feelings; as, a subjective view of life.
  4.   Relating to the subject: derived from one's own consciousness: denoting those states of thought or feeling of which the mind is the conscious subject, opposed to objective.
  5.   Subjectiveness, subjectivity.
  6.   Relating to the subject; derived from one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; in the phil. of mind, subjective denotes what is to be referred to the thinking subject, objective what belongs to the object of thought.
  7.   That which is due to external conditions.
  8.   Subjectively.
  9.   Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states.
  10.   Perceived by the individual only and not evident to the examiner, noting certain symptoms, such as pain.
  11.   Relating to the subject; pertaining to consciousness or to conscious mind.
  12.   taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias; " a subjective judgment"
  13.   of a mental act performed entirely within the mind; " a cognition is an immanent act of mind"
  14.   Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer.
  15.   Of or pertaining to a subject.

Quotes of subjective

  1. Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act- rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life- not death. – Berenice Abbott
  2. I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words. – Tim Burton
  3. Sexual harassment is complex, subtle, and highly subjective – Kathie Lee Gifford
  4. I mean, the competition is really created by the buzz around the Emmys. It's a totally subjective thing. – Michael C. Hall
  5. Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some in the media that values are subjective to be defined by the individual and not by God. – Trent Lott
  6. It is psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind. – Orison Swett Marden
  7. The essayist has to follow a certain intellectual pattern. The novelist has the advantage of using fantasy, of being subjective – Manuel Puig
  8. No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy. – Hilary Putnam
  9. Dream study impacts culture. We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams. We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world. That helps spiritualize our lives. – Henry Reed
  10. The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective when it comes to describing my characters: they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out- but to put your mind at ease, I built Paul Snider from the outside in. – Eric Roberts
  11. Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective – J. Philippe Rushton
  12. Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual. – Georg Simmel
  13. I'm more concerned with getting them to find and strengthen their original voice as writers rather than imposing my own subjective tastes, judgements or sensibility on the project. – Douglas Wood
  14. The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness. – Wilhelm Wundt
  15. Love is blind. My politics has been, too. I think you can fall in love with ideas, and you can fall in love with people. It's a very subjective experience. And I'm loyal to that experience. – Robert Wyatt

Usage examples for subjective

  1. The name man is caused by the adname whatever to be twofold subjective case, from its denoting, of itself, one person as the subject of the two remarks. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. And, if one is to venture into more speculative and subjective arguments, I find it rather hard to think of any lyric poet except Euripides who could have written the Adrasteia chorus or the lines about the Nightingale in the Watchers' Song; of any playwright except Euripides who would have ended a play of gallant martial adventure with the vision of a solitary mother clasping her dead son. ” – The Rhesus of Euripedes by Euripedes
  3. In some cases a triviality of thought, the everyday wisdom that is too dull not to seem calm and disinterested, comes to represent the artistic condition in which the subjective side has quite sunk out of sight. ” – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. These ideas, being then transferred to his subjective mind, exert an unwholesome influence upon his bodily functions. ” – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence
  5. What of this new and astonishing revelation- new and astonishing to him, at any rate- that love, to a woman, is not a mere decoction of bliss administered by a powerful and benevolent male, but a highly complicated universe of subjective illusions in which the lover is only dimly seen as a necessary but disturbing phantom of gross and agonizing ineptitudes? ” – Command by William McFee
  6. He is an idea, a belief, which gives meaning to our ethical life, a subjective necessity. ” – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  7. The original and elementary subjective fact in society is the consciousness of kind, writes Professor Giddings, ... ” –  by
  8. It was an argument from the utility of beliefs to their truth; from the fact that certain subjective convictions produced good results, to the correspondence of such convictions with objective reality. ” – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  9. “ I have made endless experiments on this point, and by no effort of the imagination can I persuade myself, when looking at a colour, that the colour is in my mind, and not at a " distance off," though of course I know perfectly well, as a matter of reason, that colour is subjective – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  10. Living more or less in a subjective universe, our rambles in thought were better tonics than medicine to him. ” – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  11. “ Spenser a Subjective Poet. ” – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  12. We have seen that everything turns on the obligation of our subjective part to act within the limits of the suggestion which has been most deeply impressed upon it. ” – The Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
  13. Still, the alteration was not wholly in herself; it was not wholly subjective – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  14. We recognize in our experience two distinct orders, the objective order, the system of phenomena which constitutes the material world, and the subjective order, the order of things mental, to which belong sensations and " ideas." ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  15. It is too utterly subjective to please you. ” – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  16. It will be observed that for lack of any tangible evidence he very properly makes use of subjective reasoning. ” – The Dramatic Values in Plautus by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  17. But under the influence of love she plunges into herself, as it were, and her life for the time being is purely subjective – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  18. Nor is this as easy as it might appear; for, as we saw in our study of the emotions, our feeling attitude toward any object that occupies the mind is largely responsible for the subjective value we place upon it. ” – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  19. As the work progresses through the different years, the subjective and creative sides are more and more emphasized, and the study of objects is felt to be merely a means necessary to an end. ” – Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) by Hugo B. Froehlich Bonnie E. Snow