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1. Of, relating to, or dependent on judgment: a judgmental error.
2. Inclined to make judgments, especially moral or personal ones: a marriage counselor who tries not to be judgmental.

judg·men′tal·ly adv.


(dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl) or


of or denoting an attitude in which judgments about other people's conduct are made


(dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl)

1. involving the exercise of judgment.
2. tending to make judgments, esp. moral judgments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.judgmental - depending on judgment; "a judgmental error"; "I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist"
nonjudgmental - refraining from making judgments especially ones based on personal opinions or standards; "sympathetic and nonjudgmental"


adjective condemnatory, self-righteous, censorious, pharisaic, critical We tried not to seem critical or judgmental.


Based on individual judgment or discretion:


[dʒʌdʒˈmentl] ADJcrítico


[dˌʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl] judgemental (British) adj
to be judgmental [person] → être catégorique dans ses jugements
to be judgemental about sb → s'ériger en juge à propos de qn


adjwertend; don’t be so judgmentalnimm nicht immer gleich Wertungen vor, bewerte nicht immer gleich alles


adj crítico, reprobador
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