noncommittal noncommittal  /ˈnɑn kə ˈmɪ təl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like

Usage(s):

  1. Workplace bloggers speculate that YouTube plans to start its own video-rsum channel, although the company is noncommittal.
  2. They see no reason to explain this, and neither does this defiantly noncommittal film.
  3. Until now the White House has been noncommittal.

News

  1. A new suitor for Washington state?

    Pitching woo: With Boeing noncommittal as to whether it will build new versions of the 777 and 787 in Everett, its rival, Airbus, wants Washington state to know its looking for space for new engineering centers.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Taliban proposes swapping U.S. soldier for five at Guantanamo

    The Obama administration is noncommittal about the proposal, which it said it expected.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

  3. Tropicana Officials Noncommittal On Plans For Roller Coaster

    Management at the Tropicana was noncommittal Tuesday about any arrangements it has with the developer of a proposed high-rise roller coaster on the site. "We have been approached by many companies, given the quality of our location. However, no commitments
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Quotes

  1. Nicklaus added: "I've been very noncommittal about everything because it's none of my business. As it relates to him playing golf, my guess is, as a golfer, he's going to want to try to play Augusta if he has his other things in order."
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Jack Nicklaus Source: New York Times

  2. "We both don't want to play any cards to each other right now, if we have any to play," Chiarelli said. "I generally believe that Steve is of the same opinion of these player as me. I think we're both very noncommittal, and I know we are when...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Peter Chiarelli Source: The Associated Press

  3. "There's always a chance," Jones said. "I'm real clear with Roger and Roger is noncommittal to just exactly what his time or his ability to be here is going to be. But I feel good that we've got a chance to get (Pacman) here in some manner,...
    on Apr 26, 2008 By: Jerry Jones Source: Washington Post

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