Noun > Judgment

1 a (count) : an opinion or decision that is based on careful thought

We have to make a judgment about the value of their services.

In my judgment (=opinion), the stock has performed badly. = It is my judgment that the stock has performed badly.

The judgment of the editors is final.

b (noncount) : the act or process of forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought : the act of judging something or someone

Don’t rush to judgment without examining the evidence.

It would be premature to pass judgment on (=to state an opinion on) his place in history.

Don’t pass judgment on me (=don’t criticize me) until you know all the facts.

“Were his policies good or bad?” “I’ll have to reserve/suspend judgment on that. It’s too soon to know.”

2 (noncount) : the ability to make good decisions about what should be done

Use your own best judgment.

He showed bad judgment. = He showed a lack of judgment.