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noncommittal

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adjective non·com·mit·tal \-kə-ˈmi-təl\

Simple Definition of noncommittal

  • : not telling or showing what you think about something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of noncommittal

  1. 1 :  giving no clear indication of attitude or feeling <a noncommittal reply>

  2. 2 :  having no clear or distinctive character

noncommittally play \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of noncommittal in a sentence

  1. She would only give noncommittal answers about her plans.

  2. The president remained noncommittal, saying only that all options would be considered.



1829

First Known Use of noncommittal

1829

Rhymes with noncommittal


NONCOMMITTAL Defined for Kids

noncommittal

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adjective non·com·mit·tal \ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-təl\

Definition of noncommittal for Students

  1. :  not revealing thoughts or decisions <… her tone was so quiet and noncommittal that I knew Miss Crocker was not satisfied with her reaction. — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder>





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