nonjudgmental

adjective
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

Other Words from nonjudgmental

nonjudgmentally adverb

Examples of nonjudgmental in a Sentence

A good friend is nonjudgmental.
Recent Examples on the Web Keep conversations nonjudgmental and grounded in facts. Christine Koh, CNN, 16 Aug. 2021 Here’s a distinct, nonjudgmental look at the perfidies of homosexual license, vanity, and longing. Armond White, National Review, 3 June 2022 Through nonjudgmental awareness gained by asking insightful questions, listening, validating differences and responding from neutrality, selective/inhibited empathy can be mitigated and an empathetic understanding can be achieved. Lori Kuhn, Forbes, 3 May 2022 For children, gender-affirming care is defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics as developmentally appropriate, nonjudgmental treatment that's provided in a safe clinical space. Jen Christensen, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 My dad is an easygoing, curious, nonjudgmental guy, and a very good dad. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 7 Jan. 2022 Then a deal is worked out, with everyone remaining nice and reasonable and nonjudgmental and non-accusatory. Gene Weingarten, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Taub mirrors the welcoming, nonjudgmental attitude of the clinic and its workers. San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Nov. 2021 This nonjudgmental acceptance — aka unconditional love — isn’t just good for the recipient. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonjudgmental

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonjudgmental was in 1952

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23 Jun 2022

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“Nonjudgmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonjudgmental. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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