Things that are subjective are open to interpretation. If you go see a movie about a jewel thief, the topic is not subjective. But whether it’s a good movie or not is subjective.

Subjective things depend on your own ideas and opinions: there isn’t any universal truth. Subjective is the opposite of objective, which refers to things that are more clear-cut. That Earth has one moon is objective — it’s a fact. Whether the moon is pretty or not is subjective — not everyone will agree. Facts are objective, but opinions are subjective. What’s the best song, band, movie, or TV show? These are all very subjective issues. There’s no right answer.

Definitions of subjective
  1. adjective

    taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

    subjective judgment”


    particular to a given individual

    emanating from a person’s emotions and prejudices
    unobjective, unverifiable

    (of e.g. evidence) not objective or easily verified
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    nonsubjective, objective

    undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena

    scientifically detached; unemotional
    impersonal, neutral

    having no personal preference

    capable of being verified
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  2. adjective

    of a mental act performed entirely within the mind

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    transeunt, transient

    of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind

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