judgmental judgmental adj. 1. depending on judgment; as, a judgmental error. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Inclined to make moral judgements about the behavior of people; -- contrasted with an inclination not to judge the moral qualities of others. Opposite of {nonjudgmental}. [Narrower terms: {faultfinding(prenominal) ] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • judgmental — [juj ment′ l] adj. 1. of or having to do with the exercise of judgment 2. making or tending to make judgments as to value, importance, etc., often specif., judgments considered to be lacking in tolerance, compassion, objectivity, etc …   English World dictionary

  • judgmental — [[t]ʤʌ̱ʤme̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is judgmental, you are critical of them because they form opinions of people and situations very quickly, when it would be better for them to wait until they know more about… …   English dictionary

  • judgmental — adjective depending on judgment a judgmental error I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist • Ant: ↑nonjudgmental • Similar to: ↑faultfinding • Derivationally related forms: ↑judgm …   Useful english dictionary

  • judgmental — adjective Date: 1909 1. of, relating to, or involving judgment 2. characterized by a tendency to judge harshly < judgmental prigs > • judgmentally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • judgmental — /juj men tl/, adj. 1. involving the use or exercise of judgment. 2. tending to make moral judgments: to avoid a judgmental approach in dealing with divorced couples. [1905 10; JUDGMENT + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • judgmental — adjective a) Of or relating to judgment. b) Inclined to pass judgment, critical …   Wiktionary

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  • judgmental — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Based on individual judgment or discretion: arbitrary, discretionary, personal, subjective. See OPINION, SURPRISE …   English dictionary for students

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