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Refraining from judgment based on personal ethical standards.


(ˌnɒndʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl) or


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


(ˌnɒn dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl)

not judged or judging on the basis of one's personal standards or opinions.
non`judg•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonjudgmental - refraining from making judgments especially ones based on personal opinions or standards; "sympathetic and nonjudgmental"
judgmental - depending on judgment; "a judgmental error"; "I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist"
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