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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).

non′com·mit′tal·ly adv.
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in a noncommital manner
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He shook his head noncommittally, for he had not grasped the drift of the argument.
"It would be better for the world, and better for you," she answered noncommittally.
"Oh, I've got an idea," he replied noncommittally, and walked boldly away beyond the circle of the firelight.
I ask, and he shrugs noncommittally: "My daughter takes good care of me...
Although the Kremlin despises Poroshenko, Zelenskiy's apparent victory was greeted noncommittally in Russia.
The host then added noncommittally: "We are not promoting it--and we are not saying what he did was wrong."
Bassam shrugged noncommittally, and explained it as part of Egypt's 'new rules.' Was this the best use of the country's resources, I wondered?
His 28-year-old brother, Hart, the band's bassist, is wedged in the crowd, chatting noncommittally to a couple of pals, his usual seriousness interrupted by the occasional smirk.
The evidence, although objectively weak in itself and repeatedly qualified by the narrator as such, seems to draw strength from the context, from the pervasive and ill-concealed racism of the locai community that the authorities do not seem overly inclined to challenge and that - at the beginning of the narrative at least - Guerrieri also noncommittally shares.
Lisa, for example, mentions her hobby of playing the Jew's harp, and when Michael responds noncommittally that it's an "underrated instrument," she gushes back, "Oh, I know.
She obviously loves the role but, asked of her motivation in doing it, she at first shrugged noncommittally. Then, later in the interview, she recalled a conversation with her family at an aunt's funeral.
Asked why, she would answer noncommittally: "I don't know, it's like I don't really want it." Similarly, another close friend of mine finished school last year but has not attempted to look for a job.