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What is another way of saying "being judged?"

The context is:

  1. Being judged gave me an open mind about the different ways other cultures are judged and treated as well.
  2. Being criticized gave me an open mind about the different ways other cultures are judged and treated as well.

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This would depend on the context of what was being judged. Competition entries are judged in a straightforward way, but people can be judged quite differently.

Everyone was looking at me, I felt I was being judged/I felt under scrutiny/I felt under pressure to [perform well]

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'Critiqued' might be better than 'criticized', because it doesn't have as negative a connotation. It can be destructive or constructive.

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Have you examined any synonyms for "judged"? Such as

evaluated, appraised, assessed, gauged, rated

or related words, like

examined, eyed, scrutinized, inspected, investigated, reviewed, surveyed

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