the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone.
an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation.
an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics' appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion.
- mis·ap·prais·al, noun
- o·ver·ap·prais·al, noun
- re·ap·prais·al, noun
- self-ap·prais·al, noun
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How to use appraisal in a sentence
For purposes of study he may be all things to all men, but let him see to it that he is not warped in his own self-appraisal.The Fiction Factory | John Milton Edwards
In the past he had been what he was without thought, self-appraisal.The Three Black Pennys | Joseph Hergesheimer
The student begins by studying himself, an exercise in self-appraisal which need not by any means involve self-depreciation.The Open Secret of Ireland | T. M. Kettle
Then look at it this way: the assumption had been a folly and a vanity and a failure in self-appraisal; therefore dismiss it.The Trial of Callista Blake | Edgar Pangborn
British Dictionary definitions for appraisal
an assessment or estimation of the worth, value, or quality of a person or thing: See also performance appraisal
a valuation of property or goods
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Cultural definitions for appraisal
A formal evaluation of property by an expert, used to establish its market value.
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