nonanswer

nonanswer

(ˌnɒnˈɑːnsə)
n
an answer or reply that is inadequate or unsatisfactorythe failure to give or elicit an answer
vb
to decline to answerto answer in an unsatisfactory way
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That's as clear of a nonanswer answer that I can give.
But when the Queen of Witches, Hecate, appears in her living room demanding her answer, Darlena blurts "red," expecting that her nonanswer will buy her some time.
Instead, I wish to focus on the theology of God and evil in Job, and provide an interpretation quite opposed to Domning's and others' on God's supposed authoritarian nonanswer.
I ask her does she want a Popsicle, she hasn't eaten or drank anything besides ice in days, and she can't talk anymore, but I think I see her chin move, and I rush over to the freezer, which flavor, which flavor, I don't have time to ask her, time to wait for an answer, a nonanswer.
Palin is a master of the nonanswer," wrote Andrew Halcro.
Under Rule 30(b)(6), you need not settle for the nonanswer, because an entity's designation of a witness who lacks knowledge of the matters specified in the notice amounts to a failure to appear to testify.
At a detail level, it was also distressing to see the minister fumble for a nonanswer to a perfectly reasonable question about the differential impacts of licensing fees upon smaller versus larger bookmakers.
The combat leader needs to understand why he is receiving that type of nonanswer answer.
His question, and my nonanswer, is what this article will address.
Instead, they answer the question elliptically with another question--and this odd nonanswer is, in fact, the key to the exchange.
Hence, the probability p(w, s, t) that a nonanswer record of t terms is inspected as a false match is given by
The easiest reply is that it is not in a gene's best interest, but this is a nonanswer since it explains any behavior.