noncommittal

[ non-kuh-mit-l ]
/ ˌnɒn kəˈmɪt l /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. noncombustible,
  2. noncomedogenic,
  3. noncommercial,
  4. noncommissioned,
  5. noncommissioned officer,
  6. noncommunicable,
  7. noncommunicant,
  8. noncommunicating hydrocephalus,
  9. noncommunist,
  10. noncompetitive

Origin of noncommittal

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; non- + committal

Related formsnon·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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