judgmental

adjective
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

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Other Words from judgmental

judgmentally \ ˌjəj-​ˈmen-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce judgmentally (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 But just because Beckham isn't currently interested in plastic surgery doesn't mean she's judgmental of those who are. Marci Robin, Allure, "Victoria Beckham Says She Isn’t Interested in Cosmetic Procedures — at Least for Now," 1 Oct. 2019 Collis notes that peers who view addiction as a character deficit rather than a disease can be judgmental. Washington Post, "After opioid addiction, recovering nurse struggles to find a job," 19 Dec. 2019 But criticism and concern about US commitment to the region is causing Saudi Arabia to look elsewhere, perhaps to more reliable and less judgmental friends. Matthew Chance, CNN, "Putin is on a victory lap of the Middle East," 15 Oct. 2019 Each of us expresses ourselves from our own being, and no two people are alike, so the idea of being judgmental is not on the table. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Herbie Hancock Is Still Breaking Rules," 29 July 2019 Nar-anon Family Group meetings or online support (nar-anon.org) could be a supportive and non-judgmental eye-opener for them. BostonGlobe.com, "In his mid-20s, he is unemployed, lives at home, and relies on his parents to purchase his drugs (legal in his home state.)," 26 Dec. 2019 Nar-anon Family Group meetings or online support (nar-anon.org) could be a supportive and non-judgmental eye-opener for them. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Family dreads holiday visit from pot-smoking relative," 26 Dec. 2019 Nar-anon Family Group meetings or online support (nar-anon.org) could be a supportive and non-judgmental eye-opener for them. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Family braces for a high holiday with son," 26 Dec. 2019 Nar-anon Family Group meetings or online support (nar-anon.org) could be a supportive and non-judgmental eye-opener for them. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Family braces for a high holiday," 26 Dec. 2019

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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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14 Feb 2020

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“Judgmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judgmental. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for judgmental

judgmental

adjective
How to pronounce judgmental (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of judgmental

disapproving : tending to judge people too quickly and critically
: of, relating to, or involving judgment

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