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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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.

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Be willing to listen and be non-judgmental. Don't debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al.com, "Ex-Madison County sheriff’s deputy who resigned over anti-gay comments hired as Owens Cross Roads officer," 9 July 2019 Besides setting you up to overeat broccoli and miss out on pizza parties, the good/bad paradigm can lead to extreme, moralistically judgmental attitudes about food. Ellie Krieger, Houston Chronicle, "Here are the diet terms that make dietitians cringe," 19 June 2019 But, really, what if the judgmental media, from HBO and insensitive pundits to censorious radio stations, had all had their way earlier this year and we were forced to live in a world without Michael Jackson’s great art? Armond White, National Review, "Yesterday Is Cynical, Fake Nostalgia," 28 June 2019 The French Quarter establishment was a respite from judgmental outsiders, a chance to be yourself if only temporarily. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, "'My story, too': Dallas' Uptown Players brings victims of 1973 gay bar fire to life in 'View UpStairs'," 20 June 2019 Be willing to listen and be non-judgmental. Don't debate whether suicide is right or wrong, or whether feelings are good or bad. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al.com, "Body found hanged from tree near Fairhope in possible suicide," 10 June 2019 Camille has her flashes of self-determination and confidence, especially dealing with her judgmental, demanding mother Adora, played by Patricia Clarkson. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Castle Rock and Sharp Objects are the same show with different skins," 26 July 2018 One protects against thieves, the other protects against judgmental passers-by. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Tesla Rolls Out Sentry Mode and Dog Mode to the Model 3," 14 Feb. 2019 Were there ever judgmental moments — the girls making snap decisions about their dates' equipment, maybe? Alex Rees, Cosmopolitan, "Q&A;: Everything You Need to Know About VH1's New Naked Dating Show," 17 July 2014

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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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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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