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

subjective, approximate, capricious, discretionary, erratic, fanciful, frivolous, inconsistent, injudicious, irrational, irresponsible, offhand, optional, personal, random, supercilious, superficial, unaccountable, unreasonable, unscientific

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  1. of or denoting an attitude in which judgments about other people's conduct are made
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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