Judgmental

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Judgmental Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    judgmental adj : depending on judgment; "a judgmental error"; "I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist" [ant: nonjudgmental]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Judgmental'


A value judgment is a judgment of the rightness or wrongness of something, or of the usefulness of something, based on a personal view. As a generalization, a value judgment can refer to a judgment based upon a particular set of values or on a particular value system. A related meaning of value judgment is an expedient evaluation based upon limited information at hand, an evaluation undertaken because a decision must be made on short notice.

The term value judgment can be used both in a positive sense, signifying that a judgment must be made taking a value system into account, or in a disparaging sense, signifying a judgment made by personal whim rather than rational, objective thought.

In its positive sense, recommendation to make a value judgment is an admonition to consider carefully, to avoid whim and impetuousness, and search for consonance with one's deeper convictions.

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