objective criticism meaning, objective criticism definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( objectives    plural  )
1       n-count   Your objective is what you are trying to achieve.  
usu with poss   (=aim, goal)  
Our main objective was the recovery of the child safe and well..., His objective was to play golf and win.     
2       adj   Objective information is based on facts.  
ADJ n  
He had no objective evidence that anything extraordinary was happening.     
  objectively      adv   usu ADV with v  
We simply want to inform people objectively about events.     
  objectivity      n-uncount  
The poll, whose objectivity is open to question, gave the party a 39% share of the vote.     
3       adj   If someone is objective, they base their opinions on facts rather than on their personal feelings.   (=impartial)     (Antonym: subjective)    I believe that a journalist should be completely objective..., I would really like to have your objective opinion on this.     
  objectively      adv   usu ADV with v  
Try to view situations more objectively, especially with regard to work.     
  objectivity      n-uncount  
The psychiatrist must learn to maintain an unusual degree of objectivity.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'


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