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[uhn-kuh-mit-id] /ˌʌn kəˈmɪt ɪd/
not committed, especially not pledged or bound to a specific cause, candidate, or course of action:
uncommitted delegates; uncommitted reserves.
Origin of uncommitted
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, committed Unabridged
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  • She went off to the convention an uncommitted delegate sitting on the platform committee.
  • That, you might think, is a lot of relatively uncommitted votes up for grabs.
  • Both countries remained uncommitted to any candidate after her visit.
  • uncommitted superdelegates are either enjoying the attention or hiding under tables.
  • How this will go down with uncommitted voters is unclear.
  • Even if the company rule book says that flexitime is allowed, those who work from home are seen as uncommitted to the team.
  • He has to encourage a sense of grievance, else the uncommitted prefer to stick with the status quo.
  • Five of the top six players remain uncommitted at this point.
  • Academe has always screened out unserious or uncommitted scholars from the overcrowded field.
  • The movie is sensational entertainment for those already convinced but may repel the uncommitted.
British Dictionary definitions for uncommitted


not bound or pledged to a specific opinion, course of action, or cause
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Word Origin and History for uncommitted

late 14c., "not delegated," from un- (1) "not" + committed. Meaning "not pledged to any particular course or party" is attested from 1814.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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