judgment

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How does the noun judgment contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of judgment are common sense, sense, and wisdom. While all these words mean "ability to reach intelligent conclusions," judgment implies sense tempered and refined by experience, training, and maturity.

they relied on her judgment for guidance

When would common sense be a good substitute for judgment?

In some situations, the words common sense and judgment are roughly equivalent. However, common sense suggests an average degree of such ability without sophistication or special knowledge.

common sense tells me it's wrong

Where would sense be a reasonable alternative to judgment?

The words sense and judgment are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, sense implies a reliable ability to judge and decide with soundness, prudence, and intelligence.

a choice showing good sense

When can wisdom be used instead of judgment?

The words wisdom and judgment can be used in similar contexts, but wisdom implies sense and judgment far above average.

a leader of rare wisdom

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“Judgment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/judgment. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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