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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [wel juhj]
    • /wɛl dʒʌdʒ/
    • /wel dʒʌdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel juhj]
    • /wɛl dʒʌdʒ/

Definitions of well-judged word

  • noun well-judged a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice. 1
  • noun well-judged a person appointed to decide in any competition, contest, or matter at issue; authorized arbiter: the judges of a beauty contest. 1
  • noun well-judged a person qualified to pass a critical judgment: a good judge of horses. 1
  • noun well-judged an administrative head of Israel in the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul. 1
  • noun well-judged (especially in rural areas) a county official with supervisory duties, often employed part-time or on an honorary basis. 1
  • verb with object well-judged to pass legal judgment on; pass sentence on (a person): The court judged him guilty. 1

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Origin of well-judged

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (v.) Middle English jugen < Anglo-French juger, Old French jugier < Latin jūdicāre to judge, equivalent to jūdic- (stem of jūdex) a judge + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun) Middle English juge < Old French < Latin jūdicem, accusative of jūdex

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Parts of speech for Well-judged


well-judged popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for well-judged

adj well-judged

  • clear-sighted — If you describe someone as clear-sighted, you admire them because they are able to understand situations well and to make sensible judgments and decisions about them.
  • neat — in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition: a neat room.

adjective well-judged

  • judicious — using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic: judicious use of one's money.

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