Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun objective

2 senses of objective

Sense 1
aim, object, objective, target -- (the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children")
       => goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")

Sense 2
objective, objective lens, object lens, object glass -- (the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed)
       => lens, lense, lens system -- (a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images)

Antonyms of adj objective

3 of 4 senses of objective

Sense 1
objective (vs. subjective), nonsubjective -- (undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence")

subjective (vs. objective) -- (taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias; "a subjective judgment")
        => personal -- (particular to a given individual)
        => prejudiced -- (emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices)
        => unobjective, unverifiable -- ((of e.g. evidence) not objective or easily verified)

Sense 3
objective, documentary -- (emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art")

INDIRECT (VIA real) -> unreal -- (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news")

Sense 4
objective -- (belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind")

INDIRECT (VIA concrete) -> abstract -- (existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'")

Similarity of adj objective

4 senses of objective

Sense 1
objective (vs. subjective), nonsubjective -- (undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence")
       => clinical -- (scientifically detached; unemotional; "he spoke in the clipped clinical monotones typical of police testimony")
       => impersonal, neutral -- (having no personal preference; "impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer")
       => verifiable -- (capable of being verified; "a verifiable account of the incident")

Sense 2
objective, accusative -- (serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings")

Sense 3
objective, documentary -- (emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art")
       => real (vs. unreal), existent -- (being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow)

Sense 4
objective -- (belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; "objective benefits"; "an objective example"; "there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind")
       => concrete (vs. abstract) -- (capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees")

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