Definition of judgemental in English:


(also judgmental)


  • 1Of or concerning the use of judgement.

    ‘judgemental decisions about the likelihood of company survival’
    • ‘This causes judgmental error, prompting him to indulge in risky driving/overtaking.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their comments tend to be not just factual but judgmental, yet they are often dealing with areas where there is no single ‘right’ standard of behaviour.’
    • ‘First, it replaces an apparently hard-edged mandatory obligation by an obviously difficult judgmental decision.’
    • ‘My goal will be not to make a mental mistake or a judgmental error that costs our team a game.’
    • ‘For all three classes of problems, forecasting will benefit by using a combination of statistical and judgemental forecasting procedures.’
    • ‘But it is a judgmental error to reach that conclusion, because the more this goes on, the more overpriced the market is.’
    • ‘Second, standard setting is at heart a judgmental operation.’
    • ‘Our dealings with our pasts are not all judgemental, not all concerned with moral disapproval or approval.’
    1. 1.1 Having or displaying an overly critical point of view.
      ‘I don't like to sound judgemental, but it was a big mistake’
      • ‘Many times the people that call themselves Christians are hate filled, judgmental and self righteous.’
      • ‘I'm amazed at how preachy and judgemental everyone is being in this thread.’
      • ‘As such, the real danger is not that journalists will be excessively judgmental or critical, but that they will be too soft.’
      • ‘If a date is too eager to hear about dancing, or judgmental, or overly impressed, he's out the door.’
      • ‘But fortunately for my self-righteous and judgemental streak, I can't afford to indulge in fashion.’
      • ‘Howie manages to pull of a tricky acting feat - he's at once judgmental, blustering, self-righteous, and yet somehow pitiable.’
      • ‘I'm sorry if I sound a bit judgemental but I'm only telling you because I'm concerned about you.’
      • ‘Christians are perceived as anxious, moralistic, and judgmental.’
      • ‘I will never forget how I felt that day or how I almost let a self-righteous, judgmental pharmacist change my life.’
      • ‘For goodness sake, give it a rest and come down off your moralistic and judgmental perch.’
      • ‘Again, no purpose is served by people who live in a totally different environment taking a judgemental view of the controversy.’
      • ‘There are times when such enclaves are small-minded, doctrinaire, judgmental, and prejudiced to the extreme.’
      • ‘If you sound concerned (rather than judgmental or jealous or left out), she may listen.’
      • ‘No, this isn't some self-righteous attempt to point fingers or be judgmental.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Exercising judgment does not refer to being judgmental, critical or condemning.’
      • ‘The religious themes are cleverly handled so as not to appear preachy or judgemental, while the coming-of-age material is frank but never voyeuristic.’
      • ‘Am I just being stuck-up and judgmental, or should I take my legitimate concerns and run for the hills?’
      • ‘We became so critical and judgmental of ourselves, that we wouldn't allow ourselves to be balanced musicians after college.’
      • ‘There are critical and judgmental people around you; don't allow them to manipulate you.’
      critical, fault-finding, censorious, condemnatory, disapproving, disparaging, deprecating, negative, overcritical, hypercritical, scathing
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