noncommittal


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non·com·mit·tal

 (nŏn′kə-mĭt′l)
adj.
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).

non′com·mit′tal·ly adv.
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noncommittal

(ˌnɒnkəˈmɪtəl)
adj
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)

adj.
having or giving no clear or particular view, feeling, character, or the like.
[1820–30, Amer.]
non`com•mit′tal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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noncommittal

adjective
Tending to keep one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
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Translations

noncommittal

non-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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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