not committing oneself, or not involving committal, to a particular view, course, or the like: The senator gave us a noncommittal answer.

1820–30, Americanism; non- + committal

noncommittally, adverb

indefinite, vague, equivocal, evasive, guarded. Unabridged
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noncommittal (ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtəl)
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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