- 1the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions
- 2an opinion or conclusion
- 3a formal decision given by a court
Using judgment: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "judgment" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She showed good judgment in choosing her friends.
The book is a harsh judgment of American society.
The judge's judgment was that the defendant was guilty.
I reserve judgment until I have all the facts.
judgment Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using judgment
a decision that is based on personal opinion or judgment rather than on rules or facts
Whether to cancel the game due to bad weather is a judgment call.
to delay making a decision or forming an opinion until more information is available
I'll reserve judgment until I hear both sides of the story.
It's not my place to sit in judgment of other people's choices.
Phrases with judgment
It's not fair to pass judgment on someone without knowing all the facts.
Her sound judgment helped her succeed in business.
You need to exercise your own judgment when deciding whether to take the job offer.
Origins of judgment
from Old French 'jugement', from Latin 'judicium', from 'judex' (judge)
Summary: judgment in Brief
The term 'judgment' [juhj-muhnt] refers to the ability to make considered decisions or opinions, often based on careful thought and experience. It can also refer to formal decisions made by a court. Phrases like 'pass judgment on' and 'sound judgment' extend the concept, while idioms like 'judgment call' and 'reserve judgment' highlight the subjective nature of decision-making.