noncommittal
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtl̩/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌnɑnkəˈmɪtl̩/
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, [http://books.google.ca/books?id=D_YAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA234&dq=non-committal#PPA234,M1 p. 234]:
      [He] is candid, open-hearted, and hardly non-commmittal enough for his own interest at times.
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