Definition of noncommittal
1 : giving no clear indication of attitude or feeling a noncommittal reply He was noncommittal about how the money would be spent.
2 : having no clear or distinctive character a noncommittal word which might be used of anything from babies to furnaces — J. C. Swaim
noncommittallyplay \ˌnän-kə-ˈmi-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of noncommittal in a Sentence
She would only give noncommittal answers about her plans.
The president remained noncommittal, saying only that all options would be considered.
Recent Examples of noncommittal from the Web
A hustle block could lead into a floating, noncommittal offensive possession.
More: Indiana's top Republicans noncommittal on Senate health care bill The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday the bill would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026.
Asked about her plans for next year, Cunliffe was noncommittal.
Rob Portman of Ohio: Portman was vague and noncommittal either way.
Dwight Adams/IndyStar WASHINGTON – Indiana’s top Republicans were noncommittal Thursday on the latest GOP proposal to overhaul Obamacare.
Tillerson was noncommittal about a package of new Russia sanctions during testimony Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Even if, for now, Beltran remains noncommittal about retirement and modest about his Hall of Fame candidacy.
For its part, the California Department of Education is noncommittal on whether the gender reading gap is worthy of the administration’s attention.
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First Known Use of noncommittal
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Definition of noncommittal for English Language Learners
: not telling or showing what you think about something
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Definition of noncommittal for Students
: 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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