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.

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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. 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 Even Rienda concedes that the vegan label can have a vaguely aggressive, judgmental undertone, particularly when it’s applied to fashion. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur," 14 Jan. 2019 Hopefully this time, her mommy shamers will think twice before writing something hurtful and judgmental. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Tori Roloff Shuts Down Shamers After Getting a Lot of "Negative Comments" on Instagram," 17 Dec. 2018 Whether that’s voyeuristic of judgmental or nosy depends on your definition. refinery29.com, "Why Curtis Sittenfeld Will (Probably) Never Write a Melania Trump Novel," 17 May 2018 David Foster may be twice Katharine McPhee's age, but the pair haven't let their 34-year age gap – or judgmental comments – get between them. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Katharine McPhee and David Foster's whirlwind May-December romance: A relationship timeline," 1 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of judgmental

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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judgmental

adjective

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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