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[non-juhj-men-tl] /ˌnɒn dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl/
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.
Origin of nonjudgmental
1960-65; non- + judgmental
Related forms
nonjudgmentally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nonjudgmental
  • Film has the capacity to be nonjudgmental, to be always showing, not telling.
  • Computers don't suffer, are perfectly nonjudgmental, and utterly undemanding when it comes to aesthetics.
  • Paraphrasing takes what the client has said and restates it in a nonjudgmental way.
  • As you listen you should also communicate your understanding and show nonjudgmental acceptance of what is being stated.
  • Accept survivors' reactions in a nonjudgmental, empathetic manner.
  • Teens want their health care providers to ask these questions in a supportive and nonjudgmental manner.
British Dictionary definitions for nonjudgmental


of, relating to, or denoting an attitude, approach, etc, that is open and not incorporating a judgment one way or the other
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