judgmental

adjective

judg·​men·​tal ˌjəj-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce judgmental (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or involving judgment
a judgmental error
2
: characterized by a tendency to judge harshly
judgmental prigs
judgmentally 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 Al Roker is urging people not to be judgmental of those who decide to use weight loss drugs. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024 When Florence Pugh arrived in a Del Core gown featuring a similar detail, the online head-scratchers amped up the volume of judgmental remarks. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2024 Calibri replies, as a silently judgmental Times New Roman looks on. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 Bring awareness to judgmental thinking and accept that judging is our reptilian brain doing its job. 2. Hylke Faber, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Everyday people who hard-launch a relationship on social media or share a mushy post about their significant other should brace themselves for unwanted comments and intrusive questions from everyone including disapproving relatives, envious exes and judgmental acquaintances. USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 Carter's note ended with a reminder to not be judgmental. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 19 Feb. 2024 The egotistical Professor Callahan (Michael Dean Morgan) hits on Elle a little harder than in the movie, but the sympathetic witness this time is Vivienne Kensington (Hana Slevin), the bride-to-be of Elle’s judgmental ex Warner Huntington III (Alexander Zenoz). Christine Dolen, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 Hung’s private artists work in a culture of conspicuous consumption, challenging their judgmental diners who follow high, strict standards of excellence. Armond White, National Review, 9 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of judgmental was in 1834

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“Judgmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judgmental. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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