noncommitment

noun
non·com·mit·ment | \ ˌnän-kə-ˈmit-mənt \
plural noncommitments

Definition of noncommitment 

1 : lack of commitment or a failure or refusal to commit to someone or something … doesn't excuse random instances of noncommitment in a long-term relationship. —Bridgette Williams " … to not link aid with a human rights policy—sends a signal around the world of our noncommitment to fairness." —Jesse Jackson Scheduling conflicts seem to be a surprisingly common excuse for missing an event that was announced a year and a half ago. Others offered mushy noncommitments [=noncommittal responses]. —Jeremy W. Peters

2 : a failure or refusal to commit something or someone the government's noncommitment of troops in the region

First Known Use of noncommitment

1836 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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