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[mis-juhj] /mɪsˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb (used with or without object), misjudged, misjudging.
to judge, estimate, or value wrongly or unjustly.
Origin of misjudge
First recorded in 1525-35; mis-1 + judge
Related forms
misjudger, noun
misjudgingly, adverb
misjudgment; especially British, misjudgement, noun Unabridged
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  • But the misjudgment and the depression of the insane are only an exaggeration of that which may occur in any man.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • It is impossible to know what little slip or misjudgment may have produced the explosion.

    Dynamite Stories Hudson Maxim
  • There was no misjudgment of the power of the appeal in this instance.

  • And it is here that the misjudgment comes in of many generous hearts who have spoken sometimes lately so strongly in my praise.

    Annie Besant Annie Besant
  • From a misunderstanding of George Sand's character, there is but a short step to a misjudgment of her connection with Chopin.

  • Bob was suffering for his presumption, his inability to appreciate plain differences, his gross misjudgment of her.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • Perhaps more estimates of value have gone wrong because of misjudgment of this factor than for any other cause.

British Dictionary definitions for misjudgment


to judge (a person or persons) wrongly or unfairly
Derived Forms
misjudger, noun
misjudgment, misjudgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for misjudgment

1520s, from mis- (1) + judgment.



early 15c.; see mis- (1) + judge (v.). Related: Misjudged; misjudging.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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