judgmental

[ juhj-men-tl ]
/ dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. judgment call,
  2. judgment day,
  3. judgment debt,
  4. judgment note,
  5. judgment of paris,
  6. judgy,
  7. judicable,
  8. judicare,
  9. judication,
  10. judicative

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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British Dictionary definitions for judgmental

judgmental

judgemental

/ (dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl) /

adjective

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

judgmental

adj.

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

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