non-committal


non-committal
adj.
Non-committal is used with these nouns: ↑grunt, ↑reply

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • non-committal — non com mittal adj deliberately not expressing your opinion or intentions clearly non committal about ▪ The doctor was non committal about my mother s chances of recovery. ▪ The driver mumbled a non committal reply …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • non-committal — non com|mit|tal [ ,nankə mıtl ] adjective not saying what you think or what you plan to do: a non committal answer He was non committal about any future plans …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • non-committal — (adj.) also noncommittal, 1829, characterized by refusal to commit oneself, from NON (Cf. non ) + committal (see COMMIT (Cf. commit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • non-committal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not displaying commitment to a definite opinion or policy. DERIVATIVES non committally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • non-committal — UK [ˌnɒnkəˈmɪt(ə)l] / US [ˌnɑnkəˈmɪt(ə)l] adjective not saying what you think or what you plan to do a non committal answer He was non committal about any future plans …   English dictionary

  • non-committal — [ˌnɒnkəˈmɪt(ə)l] adj avoiding stating clearly what you think or what you plan to do He was non committal about any future plans.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • non-committal — adjective not displaying commitment to a definite opinion or policy. Derivatives non committally adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • non-committal — see noncommittal …   English dictionary

  • non-committal — adj guarded, unrevealing, cautious, wary, reserved, ambiguous, discreet, equivocal, evasive, careful, prudent, neutral, indefinite, tactful, diplomatic, tentative, vague FORMAL circumspect, politic COLLOQ. sitting on the fence, playing your cards …   Useful english dictionary

  • be non-committal — PREVARICATE, give nothing away, dodge the issue, sidestep the issue, hedge, fence, pussyfoot around, beat about the bush, equivocate, temporize, shilly shally, vacillate, waver; Brit. hum and haw; informal sit on the fence. → non committal …   Useful english dictionary


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