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.

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The nurses offer solid, nonjudgmental advice on subjects like breastfeeding, communicating and bonding with infants and, if necessary, how to quit smoking or drinking. Susan Pinker, WSJ, "Aggression in Boys Is a Family Matter," 24 Jan. 2019 In addition to perpetual self-improvement, much of what these gurus are selling is a nonjudgmental ear or a place to unload anxiety. Justine Harman, Glamour, "These Self-Help Gurus Might Not Have Have Formal Training—But They Promise to Change Your Life," 20 Dec. 2018 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

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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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