- 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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Related Words for noncommittalambiguous, cautious, tactful, equivocal, wary, neutral, discreet, circumspect, evasive, judicious, careful, vague, guarded, hush-hush, indefinite, middle-of-the-road, politic, reserved, restrained, tentative
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Contemporary Examples of noncommittal
But the State Department is noncommittal, and sounds almost confused.Up to Speed: 3 Things to Know About New York’s ‘Hell Week’
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They offer a model of a relationship where two adults can have an honest, respectful, enjoyable but noncommittal relationship.Sugar Daddy Dating Sites: Helen Croydon on Her Guilty Fantasy
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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
January 24, 2010
Historical Examples of noncommittal
"Well, it's a nice town," said Mason, with a noncommittal air.One Day's Courtship
I mean to say, as food it was noncommittal; it failed to intrigue.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
To this direct question the lawyer returned a noncommittal answer.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
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