Definition of value judgment in English:

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value judgment

Pronunciation: /ˈvalyo͞o ˌjəjmənt/


An assessment of something as good or bad in terms of one’s standards or priorities.
Example sentences
  • I am expressing an opinion, a value judgement, which is not subject to the law.
  • Although the term underfunding is essentially a value judgment, there is evidence that UK spending is lower (as a proportion of gross domestic product) than that of other countries we like to compare ourselves with.
  • ‘In my view the Committee should assess the evidence overall and make a proper value judgment on the whole of that evidence’.

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Syllabification: val·ue judg·ment

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