nonjudgmental

adjective

non·​judg·​men·​tal ˌnän-ˌjəj-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce nonjudgmental (audio)
: avoiding judgments based on one's personal and especially moral standards
nonjudgmentally adverb

Examples of nonjudgmental in a Sentence

A good friend is nonjudgmental.
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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonjudgmental was in 1952

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“Nonjudgmental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonjudgmental. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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