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Definition of "noncommittal" []

  • 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). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "noncommittal" in a sentence
  • "If you're approached by a spy, "remain noncommittal, neither refusing nor agreeing to cooperate.""
  • "He and the Cavaliers remain noncommittal about his return, but Hughes still isn't able to run comfortably. ..."
  • "He gazed down at her with interest, his expression noncommittal, his mouth set in a thin, inscrutable line."