- the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone.
- an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation.
- an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics' appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion.
Origin of appraisal
Examples from the Web for appraisal
Thomas, however, reveals she is actually far more understanding in her appraisal of Girls.Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath
April 24, 2014
Closer to home, a neighbor planning his estate had an appraisal done in 2010 and again in late 2012.Don't Get Too Stressed About the Farm Bubble
April 1, 2013
Elie bemoans its exclusion from the modern American story, and most agree that his appraisal is accurate.Where’s the Faith in Fiction? Try Crime Novels
March 10, 2013
Rentoul's appraisal goes too easy, both on Heller and on himself.A Rather Misguided Catch-22 Reaction
January 2, 2013
The listing is not live now, as MMR has decided to wait for a second appraisal of the ring to be completed.Inside ‘Real Housewives’ Star Taylor Armstrong’s Lawsuit Settlement
Maria Elena Fernandez
June 14, 2012
But whatever the results of his scrutiny and appraisal might be he kept them entirely to himself.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I could not exactly subscribe to Jetta's appraisal of her parent, but I did not say so.
We are instinctively lenient with our appraisal of the dead.
Through his passion Tolliver recognized the justice of that appraisal.
A closer look convinced Marcus that his first appraisal had been wrong.Mezzerow Loves Company
Floyd L. Wallace
- an assessment or estimation of the worth, value, or quality of a person or thingSee also performance appraisal
- a valuation of property or goods
Word Origin and History for appraisal
A formal evaluation of property by an expert, used to establish its market value.