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 Its premise is awareness and nonjudgmental acceptance of one's moment-to-moment thoughts in order to cope with common forms of psychological distress, like anxiety, worry, fear, anger and more. Dr. Yalda Safai, ABC News, "Mindfulness helps obese children lose weight and decrease anxiety: Study," 11 Feb. 2020 The girls’ nonjudgmental, non-wealthy father is played by Bob Odenkirk. New York Times, "‘Little Women’ Review: This Movie Is Big," 23 Dec. 2019 Mindfulness is having a moment: Experts say the practice of being fully aware of your thoughts and feelings in a nonjudgmental way can help reduce stress responses, improve cognition or focus, fight pain, and more. Kaitlyn Pirie, Woman's Day, "4 Ways to Teach Your Child Calmness," 10 Nov. 2019 Bill's loyal, nonjudgmental attitude drew him to appreciate companions and colleagues from all walks of life., "William M. Ryan," 6 Nov. 2019 Leslie Lopato, who was moderating for the blue side, directed them to come up with open, nonjudgmental questions. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "How to Get Trump Voters and Liberals to Talk: Don’t Make Anyone Sit in a Circle," 3 Nov. 2019 Write a short email and be completely transparent, neutral and nonjudgmental about the entire transaction. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Online addict worries about relationship," 23 Oct. 2019 One painful exchange with a woman dependent on drugs to cope with trauma devastates for Hill’s robust faculty to share utterly nonjudgmental love. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?’ relays African American anger," 5 Sep. 2019 Universities and educators should double down on respectful, nonjudgmental engagement, mindful that the students may feel compelled to appear to defend the Chinese government. Yaqiu Wang, Twin Cities, "Yaqiu Wang: Why so many Chinese students can’t understand the Hong Kong protests," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nonjudgmental

1952, in the meaning defined above

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17 Feb 2020

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“Nonjudgmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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