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1‘the incident showed the extent to which his temper could affect his judgement’
discernment, acumen, shrewdness, astuteness, common sense, good sense, sense, perception, perspicacity, percipience, penetration, acuity, discrimination, wisdom, wit, native wit, judiciousness, prudence, sagacity, understanding, intelligence, awareness, canniness, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, cleverness, powers of reasoning, reason, logic
informal nous, savvy, know-how, horse sense, gumption, grey matter
British informal common
North American informal smarts
rare sapience, arguteness
2‘a county-court judgement’
verdict, decision, adjudication, ruling, pronouncement, decree, finding, conclusion, determination
3‘the critical judgement of work by artists and designers’
assessment, evaluation, appraisal
review, analysis, criticism, critique
4‘the crash had been a judgement on them for their wickedness’
punishment, retribution, penalty
reluctantly, unwillingly, grudgingly, under protest
‘in my judgement, such things should be forbidden’
in my opinion, to my mind, in my view, to my way of thinking, I believe, I think, as I see it, if you ask me, personally, in my book, for my money, in my estimation
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