judgment UK [ˈdʒʌdʒmənt] / US or judgement UK / US noun
Word forms "judgment":
singular judgment plural judgments
1) [countable/uncountable] an opinion that you have after thinking carefully about something
judgment about:

It is still too soon to form a judgment about this.

judgment on:

You have to accept his judgment on the matter.

judgment as to:

The system allows us to make judgments as to its quality.

make a judgment:

He's too quick to make judgments about other people.

pass judgment (= give your opinion, especially when it is a criticism):

The counsellor should not pass judgment or give advice.

reserve judgment (= not give your opinion until you have more information):

I'll reserve judgment on him for now.

in someone's judgment:

In her judgment, he was not very good at his job.

Verbs frequently used with judgment as the object ▪  accept, affect, cloud, deliver, exercise, form, give, impair, make, pass, reserve, suspend, use
2) [uncountable] your ability to understand a situation well and make good decisions

The alcohol had adversely affected his judgment.

use/exercise your judgment:

Don't ask me – use your own judgment.

something clouds/impairs someone's judgment (= makes it less effective):

Just for a moment, anger clouded my professional judgment.

3) [countable/uncountable] a decision that is made by a judge in a court of law

the judgment handed down today by the Supreme Court

4) [countable] something unpleasant that happens and is believed to be a punishment from God

sit/stand in judgment on/over someone — to criticize someone in a way that shows you think you are better than they are

What right do you have to sit in judgment over me?


English dictionary. 2014.

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