verb (used with or without object), mis·judged, mis·judg·ing.

to judge, estimate, or value wrongly or unjustly.

Origin of misjudge

First recorded in 1525–35; mis-1 + judge
Related formsmis·judg·er, nounmis·judg·ing·ly, adverbmis·judg·ment; especially British, mis·judge·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misjudgement



to judge (a person or persons) wrongly or unfairly
Derived Formsmisjudger, nounmisjudgment or misjudgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for misjudgement



early 15c.; see mis- (1) + judge (v.). Related: Misjudged; misjudging.

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