judg·​men·​tal | \ ˌjəj-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce judgmental (audio) \

Definition of judgmental

1 : of, relating to, or involving judgment a judgmental error
2 : characterized by a tendency to judge harshly judgmental prigs

Other Words from judgmental

judgmentally \ ˌjəj-​ˈmen-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce judgmental (audio) \ adverb

Examples of judgmental in a Sentence

He's judgmental about everyone except himself. You should try to avoid being so judgmental.
Recent Examples on the Web June 16 – June 30th: Being judgmental will alienate someone who counts near the 18th, so try to lighten up. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 16 June 2022 Read to a horse: For some young readers, reading out loud can be intimidating, but sharing a book with a curious, non-judgmental horse friend could be a lot of fun. cleveland, 15 June 2022 Time to head back to the real world, but thrilled for our great escape to the non-judgmental unity and overall positivity that music festivals uniquely bring. Peter Csathy, SPIN, 30 May 2022 Everybody’s extremely judgmental about her, never about him. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 25 May 2022 Before becoming too judgmental about that, think of the gruesome stuff found today in movies, on television and the internet. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2022 These objects are presented with a slight wink, perhaps, but ultimately Pecis isn’t judgmental about them. New York Times, 10 Mar. 2022 Yet Phillips was harshly judgmental of the actors who appeared in her soap operas. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 5 May 2022 Well, my own occasional judgmental attitude has – somewhat surprisingly - led me toward greater compassion. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of judgmental

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of judgmental was in 1834

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22 Jun 2022

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“Judgmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judgmental. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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