Definition of judgmental in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjəjˈmen(t)l/
(also judgemental)


1Of or concerning the use of judgment: judgmental errors
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  • Confusion over this issue is reduced if one thinks of Jung's feeling function as a judgemental process concerned with values: evaluating function might be a more appropriate term.
  • Our dealings with our pasts are not all judgemental, not all concerned with moral disapproval or approval.
  • This causes judgmental error, prompting him to indulge in risky driving/overtaking.
1.1Having or displaying an excessively critical point of view: I don’t like to sound judgmental, but it was a big mistake
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  • Exercising judgment does not refer to being judgmental, critical or condemning.
  • Her father returns the favor by being overly judgmental of her in everything she does, probably because it is the only way he knows to show his affection.
  • As such, the real danger is not that journalists will be excessively judgmental or critical, but that they will be too soft.
critical, censorious, condemnatory, disapproving, disparaging, deprecating, negative, overcritical, hypercritical



Example sentences
  • ‘Of course this gave him a license to interfere actively, judgmentally, and with extraordinary cruelty in every aspect of my daily life,’ writes Godley.
  • ‘This is the man who describes large numbers of Catholics in Australia who see themselves as moderately progressive as passé,’ Collins sniffed judgmentally.
  • Throughout the following century, ‘Victorian’ was used judgmentally in a way that other labels, ‘Renaissance’ for example, were not.

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Syllabification: judg·men·tal

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