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value judgment

noun
1.
an estimate, usually subjective, of the worth, quality, goodness, evil, etc., of something or someone.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples for value judgment
  • There is no value judgment in this sentence, so it is not and cannot be hateful.
  • They represent an absolute value judgment, made with all the paper's vast authority behind it, about restaurants' relative merits.
  • Ways in which the ethics of value judgment are inherent in sociological research are examined.
British Dictionary definitions for value judgment

value judgment

noun
1.
a subjective assessment based on one's own code of values or that of one's class
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value judgment in Culture

value judgment definition


An assessment of a person, situation, or event. The term is often restricted to assessments that reveal the values of the person making the assessment rather than the objective realities of what is being assessed.

Note: We often make value judgments without realizing that we are doing so. For example, a teacher who describes a student as “the best I've ever taught — very polite and obedient” is making a value judgment about the qualities (politeness and obedience) that make a student good.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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