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Synonyms of 'objective'

(adjective) 
Definition
existing independently of the mind
He has no objective evidence to support his claim.
Synonyms
factual
Any comparison that is not strictly factual runs the risk of being interpreted as subjective.
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real
No, it wasn't a dream. It was real.
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actual
They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
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empirical
There is no empirical evidence to support his theory.
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(adjective) 
Definition
of or relating to actual facts as opposed to thoughts or feelings
I would like your objective opinion on this.
Synonyms
unbiased
The researchers were expected to be unbiased.
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neutral
Those who had decided to remain neutral now found themselves forced to take sides.
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detached
The piece is written in a detached, precise style.
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just
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.
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fair
I wanted them to get a fair deal.
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open-minded
I have always been open-minded about politics.
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equitable
the equitable distribution of social wealth
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impartial
They offer impartial advice, guidance and information to students.
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impersonal
An executive announced the cuts in a curt and impersonal manner.
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disinterested
Scientists are expected to be impartial and disinterested.
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even-handed
The administration wants to ensure the meetings appear even-handed.
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dispassionate
We try to be dispassionate about the cases we bring.
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uninvolved
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unprejudiced
There must be a few honest and unprejudiced lawyers around.
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uncoloured
Opposites
(noun) 
Definition
an aim or purpose
His objective was to play golf and win.
Synonyms
purpose
They are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve their purpose.
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aim
a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
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goal
The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
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end
another policy designed to achieve the same end
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plan
Her plan was to teach the children at home.
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hope
Kevin hasn't given up hope of being fit.
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idea
The idea is to help lower-income families to buy their homes.
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design
Is there some design in having him here?
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target
school leavers who fail to reach their targets
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wish
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
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scheme
a private pension scheme
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desire
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
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object
The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
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intention
She announced her intention of standing for parliament.
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ambition
My ambition is to sail round the world.
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aspiration
the needs and aspirations of our pupils
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Holy Grail (informal)
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end in view
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why and wherefore

Additional synonyms

in the sense of actual
Definition
existing in reality or as a matter of fact
They are using local actors or the actual people involved.
Synonyms
verified,
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
in the sense of aim
Definition
intention or purpose
a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
in the sense of ambition
Definition
something so desired
My ambition is to sail round the world.
Synonyms

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