an estimate, usually subjective, of the worth, quality, goodness, evil, etc., of something or someone.
Origin of value judgment
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for value judgment
a subjective assessment based on one's own code of values or that of one's class
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value judgment in Culture
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.
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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