non·judg·men·tal | \ˌnän-ˌjəj-ˈmen-tᵊl \

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.

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Twice, serendipitous encounters in department stores steered him toward what would become his life’s work: immortalizing sharply observed moments through a nonjudgmental, unsentimental humanist lens. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Clemens Kalischer, 97, Refugee Photographer of Humanity, Dies," 15 June 2018 Participants are also urged to be nonjudgmental and to respect one another. John Hanc, New York Times, "86 and Opening Closet Doors at the Hebrew Home," 21 June 2018 The eight-episode reboot has been warming the hearts of people nationwide with its nonjudgmental approach to personal makeovers. Molly Horan, Glamour, "Can You Believe?! Netflix Is Making a Second Season of 'Queer Eye'," 26 Mar. 2018 That is why healthcare providers need to learn how to provide a sensitive and nonjudgmental care while being informed about the latest advances in HTLV-1 medicine. Elizabeth Pratt, Fox News, "Race to find cure for rare virus that can cause leukemia," 25 May 2018 But that whole deal went south, and now, Billy likes to float in the nonjudgmental blackness of space and get real, real high with his faithful robot friend who does sexytime things for money. Will Nevin,, "TBT #33: Sci-fi 'Wasted Space' and WWE, 'Rugrats' anthology specials coming to comics," 3 Apr. 2018 That fun, nonjudgmental vibe is what Moved L.A. is all about. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "These Creative Movement Workshops for Non-Dancers Will Make You Forget You Can’t Dance," 27 Mar. 2018 The show is so nonjudgmental in fact that even its Satan is somehow relatable. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "New York Has Its ‘Jerry Springer’ Moment, With Arias and Dancing," 17 Jan. 2018 Yet for all of her passion and commitment, de Vries is strikingly nonjudgmental, especially as compared to more zealous members of what is called the zero waste community. Deborah Bishop, San Francisco Chronicle, "Is your garbage out of control? This woman can help.," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nonjudgmental

1952, in the meaning defined above

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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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to reject or criticize sharply

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