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noncommittal

[ non-kuh-mit-l ]
/ ˌnɒn kəˈmɪt l /
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adjective

not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like: The senator gave us a noncommittal answer.

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Origin of noncommittal

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; non- + committal
non·com·mit·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for noncommittal

noncommittal
/ (ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtəl) /

adjective

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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