• Noncommittal

    Pronunciation

    • RP IPA: /ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtl/
    • US IPA: /ˌnɑnkəˈmɪtl/

    Origin

    - + committal

    non-committal, adj. and n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary

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    class="example">June 2008

    Full definition of noncommittal

    Adjective

    noncommittal

    1. Tending to avoid commitment; lacking certainty or decisiveness; reluctant to give out information or show one's feelings or opinion.The Major's face was noncommittal.The noncommittal Indians would give no counsel as to fording.
      • 1818, S.R. Wells, The American Phrenonological Journal, and other miscellany, v. 10, p. 234:He is candid, open-hearted, and hardly non-commmittal enough for his own interest at times.

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