noncommittal

[non-kuh-mit-l]
adjective
not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like: The senator gave us a noncommittal answer.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; non- + committal

noncommittally, adverb


indefinite, vague, equivocal, evasive, guarded.
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noncommittal (ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtəl)
 
adj
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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Example sentences
It ranged from unalloyed joy to cautious, almost noncommittal comment.
But the organ would probably cost several million dollars to rehabilitate, and
  the university has remained noncommittal.
See, up until last night, my feelings towards football were rather noncommittal.
The local weather forecaster was noncommittal on the question of temperature
  last night.
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