Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Judicious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as judgmatical.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps judg(ment) + (dog)matic.]

Examples

  • The eyes changed, became amused and yet judgmatic, as if she were considering a child.

    Maid in Waiting

  • She was never very comfortable when he was about — lively and twisting, but with something settled and ancestral in him; a little like Ting-a-ling — something judgmatic, ever telling her that she was fluttering and new.

    The White Monkey

  • She mentally reviewed his no longer youthful figure, his monastic face, black-haired and large-nosed, with eyes full of expression, his curly mouth, at once judgmatic and benevolent.

    Flowering Wilderness

  • In accordance, indeed, with the irony latent in human affairs, Hallorsen’s withdrawal of the charge had promoted in the authorities a more suspicious and judgmatic attitude, and

    Maid in Waiting

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