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[juhj-men-tl] /dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl/
involving the use or exercise of judgment.
tending to make moral judgments:
to avoid a judgmental approach in dealing with divorced couples.
Also, especially British, judgemental.
Origin of judgmental
1905-10; judgment + -al1
Related forms
judgmentally, adverb
unjudgmental, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for judgmental
  • Study reveals that showering or using wipes can make you more judgmental.
  • They can't take the time to appear reflective and judgmental.
  • Metaphorical flourishes are rare and he is almost never judgmental.
  • Being opinionated and judgmental about vegetables certainly didn't help.
  • He takes great care to explain his reasoning without sounding judgmental or defensive.
  • It wasn't a judgmental or accusatory thought, so much as a sad one.
  • Lawyers frequently made substantial judgmental errors, showing a proclivity to overoptimism.
  • But if you knew he paid for three carry-on items, you'd probably be less judgmental.
  • It's not so much belonging to a group, as having a place in the universe, and it doesn't have to be doctrinal and judgmental.
  • He sees himself through the eye of the camera, a more objective, more judgmental observer.
British Dictionary definitions for judgmental


of or denoting an attitude in which judgments about other people's conduct are made
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Word Origin and History for judgmental

1892, from judgment + -al (1). Meaning "inclined to make moral judgments" is attested from 1952. Related: Judgmentally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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