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Refusing commitment to a particular opinion or course of action; not revealing what one feels or thinks: "His face was the color of a freshly baked pork pie and as noncommittal" (Thomas Pynchon).
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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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non•com•mit•tal(ˌnɒn kəˈmɪt l)
having or giving no clear or particular view, feeling, character, or the like.
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|Adj.||1.||noncommittal - refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like; "her boyfriend was noncommittal about their future together"|
indefinite - vague or not clearly defined or stated; "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"
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noncommittalnon-committal [ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtəl] adj [person, answer] → évasif/ive
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
noncommittal[ˈnɒnkəˈmɪtl] adj (statement) → non impegnativo/a, evasivo/a; (person) → che non si compromette, evasivo/a
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