[ juhj-ing ]
/ ˈdʒʌdʒ ɪŋ /
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rendering an authoritative decision, as in a legal case, contest, dispute, or the like: He received the highest praise on his cooking contest entry from the judging chefs in their feedback.
hearing evidence or arguments in a case in order to render a decision: The appeal and second appeal will last approximately one year each, depending on the judging court and the evidence.
evaluating, assessing, or forming a critical opinion of someone or something: We think all rightly judging readers will reject such an unlikely interpretation.
making or expressing a negative assessment of someone or something; condemning: I’d refrain from using judging words like "slob" and "ungracious," as those will lead to defensiveness and hurt feelings.
making a careful guess or estimate: It’s hard to reckon one’s distance from something when the judging eye is under water and the target is in the air.
the act of rendering an authoritative decision, forming an estimate or critical opinion, or making or expressing a negative assessment of someone or something: The highlight of the evening was the judging of the Best in Red competition.I’m tired of the constant judging and critiquing by others.
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OTHER WORDS FROM judgingjudg·ing·ly, adverbun·judg·ing, adjective
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How to use judging in a sentence
Similar allegations about the Detroit counting center have already been raised in state court — where a judge rejected them — and in federal court, where no judge has ruled yet.Pressure mounts on state Republicans as lawsuits challenging election results founder|Elise Viebeck, Tom Hamburger, Jon Swaine, Emma Brown|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Repeatedly, they have been rebuked by judges for how thin their arguments have been.Georgia announces hand audit|Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, John Wagner, Derek Hawkins|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Philadelphia was mentioned 11 times, with McEnany holding it up as a key example of GOP poll watchers not being given sufficient access, an assertion which drew a rebuke from a judge.A gaping hole in the GOP’s voter fraud logic|Aaron Blake|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
In 2019, a federal judge ordered a survey to be commissioned in several districts, including Jordan and Granite, in response to the lawsuit.Sam Gordon went viral as a football star. Now she’s suing to give more girls a chance to play.|Roman Stubbs|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
For its showstopper challenge, the judges would like Apple to make a new computer.Why Apple is dumping Intel—and what we might get out of it|Aaron Pressman|November 9, 2020|Fortune