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noncommittal

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

: not telling or showing what you think about something

Full Definition of NONCOMMITTAL

1
:  giving no clear indication of attitude or feeling <a noncommittal reply>
2
:  having no clear or distinctive character
non·com·mit·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of NONCOMMITTAL

  1. She would only give noncommittal answers about her plans.
  2. The president remained noncommittal, saying only that all options would be considered.

First Known Use of NONCOMMITTAL

1829

Rhymes with NONCOMMITTAL

NONCOMMITTAL Defined for Kids

noncommittal

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

Definition of NONCOMMITTAL for Kids

:  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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