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

Definition of nonjudgmental

: avoiding judgments based on one's personal and especially moral standards

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nonjudgmentally adverb

Examples of nonjudgmental in a Sentence

A good friend is nonjudgmental.
Recent Examples on the Web Crucially, the Book reminded me, in a nonjudgmental fashion, that life is flying by. New York Times, "This Parenting Book Actually Made Me a Better Parent," 26 Jan. 2021 Varda’s nonjudgmental approach contrasts the on-the-road story in Nomadland, a new indie film by director-writer Chloé Zhao, that rips off Vagabond and politicizes the aspects of alienation about which Varda was most discreet. Armond White, National Review, "Nomadland Transforms America into Alienation Nation," 15 Jan. 2021 Mindfulness is a technique that involves paying attention to what’s happening now in the present moment, in an accepting, nonjudgmental manner. The Conversation, oregonlive, "Children and teens can benefit from mindfulness training, studies indicate," 5 Jan. 2021 Best Friend as an unshakeable and nonjudgmental source of solace and devotion. Globe Staff,, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 Baby has always been very inclusive and nonjudgmental. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, "The Friend COVID-19 Took From Me," 11 Dec. 2020 Mitchell said the best thing a loved one can do, even remotely, is be supportive and nonjudgmental. Susan Dunne,, "Addiction is ‘the epidemic within the pandemic’; webinar offers help as holidays, isolation add to stress," 8 Dec. 2020 The goal is to be wholly nonjudgmental on the first draft. Los Angeles Times, "For Jane Smiley in the year 2020, tough times call for furry tales," 3 Dec. 2020 Tayshia's feeling and offering nonjudgmental advice. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 16, Episode 8, Recap: The Men Tell All," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of nonjudgmental

1952, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2021

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“Nonjudgmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonjudgmental

: tending not to judge other people harshly or unfairly : not too critical of other people

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