value judgment


Definition of value judgment

: a judgment assigning a value (such as good or bad) to something

Examples of value judgment in a Sentence

I am not making value judgments, I am simply presenting the facts. lexicographers do not make value judgments about words when deciding whether they should be entered in the dictionary
Recent Examples on the Web The study authors said that positions within it don’t confer any value judgment nor any specific clinical disposition. Kasra Zarei, STAT, 18 June 2022 The statement was not a political or value judgment. Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 Difference in and of itself is not something that needs to come under some value judgment. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 To say that the Russian president is modern, in fact, is not to make a value judgment at all. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 8 Feb. 2022 Dear Upset: Nothing in my answer conveyed a value judgment about pot use. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 9 Apr. 2021 Nowadays lines are a fact of life, stripped of value judgment. Sadie Stein, Town & Country, 17 Feb. 2021 This is not a value judgment on the goodness or evil of SUVs. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 20 Sep. 2020 Many in the public health community have deemed the protests worth the risks; that's a value judgment. Faye Flam Bloomberg Opinion (tns), Star Tribune, 15 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of value judgment

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of value judgment was in 1889

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value judgment

value of service

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Last Updated

24 Jun 2022

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“Value judgment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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