Definition of value-laden in English:



  • Presupposing the acceptance of a particular set of values.

    ‘risk assessments are value-laden’
    • ‘One by one, each of these oppressed groups has thrown off the yoke of value-laden discrimination, and has won civil rights, cultural acceptance, and greater involvement in the life of the nation.’
    • ‘Instead of using the value-laden term ‘secular’, its resolutions referred to the ‘non-use of religion in politics.’’
    • ‘Note that none of these terms is meant to be value-laden.’
    • ‘Underlying this gamble is a broader, more value-laden question.’
    • ‘The real question is much more contextual, and less value-laden.’
    • ‘So I think that the judgement as to what is a legitimate religion is always value-laden and conditioned by our social and cultural values.’
    • ‘Still another approach is to argue for consciously value-laden research.’
    • ‘If every work of fiction is heavily value-laden, it's easier to tell with children's writing.’
    • ‘Like psychologists' ethical decision-making, this involves value-laden, complex decision-making using data of uncertain quality concerning major welfare or life-and-death decisions.’
    • ‘But our definitions could easily have been critiqued as subjective and self-serving given the absence of a uniform meaning that is consistently attributed to these value-laden concepts.’
    • ‘In the political and military realms, they enabled Canada to frame its foreign policy decisions in value-laden idealism without committing the country to action that might have conflicted with its immediate priorities.’
    • ‘Characteristically, however, he adds his own quite value-laden judgments concerning the value-free dynamics of power and treachery.’
    • ‘Glenn's philosophy of religion gives him a distinct perspective on the problems governments face when they undertake value-laden enterprises, such as public education.’
    • ‘Progress is a value-laden concept.’
    • ‘In these two countries, the curriculum is normalizing, conveying a value-laden message regarding what should be taught and assessed and, by default, what is of limited value.’
    • ‘Historical contextualization, of course, is an intellectual practice filled with hidden assumptions and value-laden choices about the ultimate significance of a writer's work.’
    • ‘Most early feminist family therapy literature critiqued the sexist, value-laden theory and practice of leading family therapy theorists.’
    • ‘And the idea of dysfunction is certainly a value-laden one.’
    • ‘Yet both, in the end, proved unable to overcome their own cultural assumptions and beliefs, and the value-laden judgments that came with them.’
    • ‘Of all the public education initiatives over the past decade, inclusion may be the most value-laden and belief-driven.’



/ˈvalyo͞o ˈlādn/ /ˈvælju ˈleɪdn/