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value judgment

noun

  1. an estimate, usually subjective, of the worth, quality, goodness, evil, etc., of something or someone.


value judgment

noun

  1. a subjective assessment based on one's own code of values or that of one's class


value judgment

  1. An assessment of a person, situation, or event. The term is often restricted to assessments that reveal the values of the person making the assessment rather than the objective realities of what is being assessed.


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Notes

We often make value judgments without realizing that we are doing so. For example, a teacher who describes a student as “the best I've ever taught — very polite and obedient” is making a value judgment about the qualities (politeness and obedience) that make a student good.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of value judgment1

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Example Sentences

There’s no value judgment here—it’s not a punishment, it’s a safety feature.

In the end, the Court made a value judgment that health inspections are sufficiently important that they should continue, but union organizing is not.

From Vox

But to keep the economy running, each decision becomes a value judgment.

Only so can we satisfy the concrete value-judgment of the young matriculant in the great school of applied religion.

A value-judgment which is not also a judgment of existence is in the air; it is the baseless fabric of a vision.

Value as established, Dewey continues, must be taken into consideration in making a value judgment.

It is, as usual, the psychological characteristics of the value judgment that attract Dewey's attention.

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