involving the use or exercise of judgment.
tending to make moral judgments: to avoid a judgmental approach in dealing with divorced couples.

Also especially British, judge·men·tal.

Origin of judgmental

First recorded in 1905–10; judgment + -al1
Related formsjudg·men·tal·ly, adverbun·judg·men·tal, adjective
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of or denoting an attitude in which judgments about other people's conduct are made
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Word Origin and History for judgmental

1892, from judgment + -al (1). Meaning "inclined to make moral judgments" is attested from 1952. Related: Judgmentally.

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