- not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like: The senator gave us a noncommittal answer.
Origin of noncommittal
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indefinite, vague, equivocal, evasive, guarded.
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Examples from the Web for noncommittal
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As for whether Hannah will hang up her handcuffs, Piper was noncommittal about the future of Secret Diary.Diary of a Not-So-Secret Call Girl
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"Well, it's a nice town," said Mason, with a noncommittal air.One Day's Courtship
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To this direct question the lawyer returned a noncommittal answer.Cap'n Warren's Wards
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His letters were noncommittal; but Bobby says he has had his own fair share of honors.
Dane was noncommittal; but I think he doesn't like Lorimer any too well.
- not involving or revealing commitment to any particular opinion or course of actiona noncommittal reply
- rare having no outstanding quality, meaning, etc
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