Refusing commitment to a particular opinion or course of action; not revealing what one feels or thinks.

Disinclined to express an opinion one way or the other; unwilling to commit one’s self to any particular view or course; as, he was entirely non-committal.

That does not commit or pledge one to any particular view or course; not involving an expression of opinion or preference for any particular course of action; free from pledge or entanglement of any kind: as, a non-committal answer or statement; non-committal behavior.


A state of not being committed or pledged; forbearance or refusal to commit one’s self. Also used adjectively.


Tending to avoid commitment; lacking certainty or decisiveness; reluctant to give out information or show one’s feelings or opinion.


refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like