Definition of judgmental in English:


(also judgemental)


  • 1Of or concerning the use of judgment.

    ‘judgmental errors’
    • ‘Our dealings with our pasts are not all judgemental, not all concerned with moral disapproval or approval.’
    • ‘For all three classes of problems, forecasting will benefit by using a combination of statistical and judgemental forecasting procedures.’
    • ‘My goal will be not to make a mental mistake or a judgmental error that costs our team a game.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This causes judgmental error, prompting him to indulge in risky driving/overtaking.’
    1. 1.1Having or displaying an excessively critical point of view.
      ‘I don't like to sound judgmental, but it was a big mistake’
      • ‘Christians are perceived as anxious, moralistic, and judgmental.’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘No, this isn't some self-righteous attempt to point fingers or be judgmental.’
      • ‘Many times the people that call themselves Christians are hate filled, judgmental and self righteous.’
      • ‘But fortunately for my self-righteous and judgemental streak, I can't afford to indulge in fashion.’
      • ‘I'm sorry if I sound a bit judgemental but I'm only telling you because I'm concerned about you.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For goodness sake, give it a rest and come down off your moralistic and judgmental perch.’
      • ‘If you sound concerned (rather than judgmental or jealous or left out), she may listen.’
      • ‘Again, no purpose is served by people who live in a totally different environment taking a judgemental view of the controversy.’
      • ‘We became so critical and judgmental of ourselves, that we wouldn't allow ourselves to be balanced musicians after college.’
      • ‘Exercising judgment does not refer to being judgmental, critical or condemning.’
      • ‘If a date is too eager to hear about dancing, or judgmental, or overly impressed, he's out the door.’
      • ‘I will never forget how I felt that day or how I almost let a self-righteous, judgmental pharmacist change my life.’
      • ‘There are critical and judgmental people around you; don't allow them to manipulate you.’
      • ‘I'm amazed at how preachy and judgemental everyone is being in this thread.’
      • ‘There are times when such enclaves are small-minded, doctrinaire, judgmental, and prejudiced to the extreme.’
      • ‘As such, the real danger is not that journalists will be excessively judgmental or critical, but that they will be too soft.’
      • ‘Howie manages to pull of a tricky acting feat - he's at once judgmental, blustering, self-righteous, and yet somehow pitiable.’
      critical, fault-finding, censorious, condemnatory, disapproving, disparaging, deprecating, negative, overcritical, hypercritical, scathing
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