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noncommittal

[non-kuh-mit-l] /ˌnɒn kəˈmɪt l/
adjective
1.
not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like:
The senator gave us a noncommittal answer.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; non- + committal
Related forms
noncommittally, adverb
Synonyms
indefinite, vague, equivocal, evasive, guarded.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-committal

noncommittal

/ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtəl/
adjective
1.
not involving or revealing commitment to any particular opinion or course of action a noncommittal reply
2.
(rare) having no outstanding quality, meaning, etc
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Word Origin and History for non-committal
adj.

also noncommittal, 1829, "characterized by refusal to commit oneself," from non- + committal (see commit).

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