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nonjudgmental

[ non-juhj-men-tl ]
/ ˌnɒn dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl /
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adjective

not judged or judging on the basis of one's personal standards or opinions: They tried to adopt a nonjudgmental attitude that didn't reflect their own biases. My guidance counselor in high school was sympathetic and nonjudgmental.

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Origin of nonjudgmental

First recorded in 1960–65; non- + judgmental
Related formsnon·judg·men·tal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for non-judgmental

  • With Sinclair as our non-judgmental guide, we see that these revelations are not meant to shock us but, perhaps, enlighten us.

    ‘High Maintenance,’ Like a Good High, Is Funny and Sometimes Unsettling|Caitlin Dickson|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Williams was far more emotionally fragile than Kazan would ever be; he was a sympathetic, non-judgmental ear.

  • So Huckabee needs to show some non-judgmental leg on modernity, and going after Portman is not the way to do it.

  • They offered the non-judgmental comfort of flannel pajamas while creating the illusion that aerobic activity was on the horizon.

    Our Sweatpants Nightmare|Sean Macaulay|January 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for non-judgmental

nonjudgmental

nonjudgemental

/ (ˌnɒndʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or denoting an attitude, approach, etc, that is open and not incorporating a judgment one way or the other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for non-judgmental

non-judgmental


adj.

also nonjudgmental, 1965, from non- + judgmental.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper