Definition of judgemental in English:

judgemental

Line breaks: judge|men¦tal
Pronunciation: /dʒʌdʒˈmɛnt(ə)l
 
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(also judgmental)

adjective

  • 1Of or concerning the use of judgement: judgemental decisions about the likelihood of company survival
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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 overly critical point of view: I don’t like to sound judgemental, 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.
    Synonyms
    critical, fault-finding, censorious, condemnatory, disapproving, disparaging, deprecating, negative, overcritical, hypercritical, scathing

Derivatives

judgementally

adverb
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  • ‘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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