Definition of noncommittal
- a noncommittal reply
- He was noncommittal about how the money would be spent.
- a noncommittal word which might be used of anything from babies to furnaces
- —J. C. Swaim
She would only give noncommittal answers about her plans.
The president remained noncommittal, saying only that all options would be considered.
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: not telling or showing what you think about something
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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