an act or instance of judging.
the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion: a man of sound judgment.
the demonstration or exercise of such ability or capacity: The major was decorated for the judgment he showed under fire.
the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind: Our judgment as to the cause of his failure must rest on the evidence.
the opinion formed: He regretted his hasty judgment.
a judicial decision given by a judge or court.
the obligation, especially a debt, arising from a judicial decision.
the certificate embodying such a decision and issued against the obligor, especially a debtor.
a misfortune regarded as inflicted by divine sentence, as for sin.
Judgment. Theology. Last Judgment.
- Also especially British, judge·ment .
- in·ter·judg·ment, noun
- re·judg·ment, noun
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How to use judgment in a sentence
For now, Windheim is relying on her own judgment to make that call.Memers are making deepfakes, and things are getting weird | Karen Hao | August 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The treatment involves applying electrodes to a spot in the brain called the internal capsule, and works by stimulating connections to the prefrontal cortex to improve cognitive functions such as perception and judgment.Elon Musk’s brain company plans a big reveal on Friday. Here’s what we already know | Verne Kopytoff | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
At its root, reinforcement learning is learning from your mistakes in judgment.This Is How Your Brain Responds to Social Influence | Shelly Fan | August 25, 2020 | Singularity Hub
A few air purifier models are consistently highly ranked by reputable reviewers, though you’ll have to make your own judgment when balancing factors like price, room size, and design.Can an air purifier help protect you from COVID-19? | dzanemorris | August 22, 2020 | Fortune
At some point, it becomes a judgment call, which is why jurisdictions’ rules vary so much.When Can Schools Safely Reopen? The Answer Is Part Science, Part Guesswork. | Kaleigh Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) | August 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.
If so, he has his silence -- on top of poor judgment -- to blame.
[These actions] call into question not only their judgment but how true the effort is to expanding into those communities.
We have reached a tipping point in the culture where Americans are now trained to look to the rules instead of their own judgment.
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
But it seems to me that with adolescence comes the right to knowledge and the right of judgment.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Now for the tempering of the Gudgeons, I leave it to the judgment of the Workman; but a word or two of the polishing of it.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing | Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
By his commandment he maketh the snow to fall apace, and sendeth forth swiftly the lightnings of his judgment.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
By the words of the holy one they stand in judgment, and shall never fall in their watches.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
No man opens his ware with greater seriousness, or challenges your judgment more in the operation.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for judgment (1 of 2)
the faculty of being able to make critical distinctions and achieve a balanced viewpoint; discernment
the decision or verdict pronounced by a court of law
an obligation arising as a result of such a decision or verdict, such as a debt
the document recording such a decision or verdict
(as modifier): a judgment debtor
the formal decision of one or more judges at a contest or competition
a particular decision or opinion formed in a case in dispute or doubt
an estimation: a good judgment of distance
criticism or censure
the act of establishing a relation between two or more terms, esp as an affirmation or denial
the expression of such a relation
against one's better judgment contrary to a more appropriate or preferred course of action
sit in judgment
to preside as judge
to assume the position of critic
in someone's judgment in someone's opinion
British Dictionary definitions for Judgment (2 of 2)
the estimate by God of the ultimate worthiness or unworthiness of the individual (the Particular Judgment) or of all mankind (the General Judgment or Last Judgment)
God's subsequent decision determining the final destinies of all individuals
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Other Idioms and Phrases with judgment
see against one's better judgment; snap judgment.
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