Definition of uncommitted in US English:



  • 1Not committed to a cause, activity, etc.

    ‘uncommitted voters’
    • ‘Apart from anything else, we're not living under a military regime - it just antagonises the uncommitted middle ground, who are the very people we want to win over.’
    • ‘He briefly sketches the beliefs of five selected scientists including two believers, two nonbelievers, and one uncommitted.’
    • ‘Athletes who are unprepared for and/or uncommitted to the academic part of the equation have nonetheless come to college because it is viewed as their only route to professional stardom.’
    • ‘She recognized from the TV pictures at least half a dozen uncommitted local activists whom the campaign has also been trying to woo.’
    • ‘The reality, however, was that Scott - earning a seven-figure salary - was not earning that salary and was uncommitted and unprepared by all accounts.’
    • ‘But with as much as one third of the electorate said to be uncommitted, the big question was not whether Blair and Labour would be re-elected, but by how much - or how little.’
    • ‘Many, perhaps most, came uncommitted and unconvinced.’
    • ‘Pellucid believes that there are nine million golfers who fall in the uncommitted category, which are defined in 2002 as players playing one to four rounds per year.’
    • ‘It is within this generally uncommitted and unserious atmosphere that one encounters so many disappointing works.’
    • ‘Wittingly or not, Marlin touched on another of those garage whispers: Atwood somehow is uncommitted to the sport and his career.’
    • ‘In the words of Herbert Butterfield, who is not a Lutheran, ‘Hold to Christ and for the rest be totally uncommitted.’’
    • ‘Secondly, to what extent, in down-playing ideological choices, is he creating a new straitjacket, that of the uncommitted centre which just muddled through?’
    • ‘Psychologists have long noted that rational debate seldom convinces people of the truth of an argument, unless they enter the debate uncommitted.’
    • ‘It is not as dramatic as the big plunge, but perhaps more believable to uncommitted or easily-discouraged voters.’
    • ‘Do we really look weak, uncommitted, value-free-tacking to the wind, whichever way it blows?’
    • ‘Until the forces of the virtual republic took to the field, sanctions against the uncommitted majority were unlikely to be undertaken.’
    • ‘To court uncommitted Democrats in the House voting, Republican leaders agreed to create a special congressional commission to monitor human rights violations in China after the country is granted the trade status.’
    • ‘For Sheeler, perhaps even more than for Stieglitz, Strand, and others, photography was a socially uncommitted art, whose purpose was to seek and reveal expressive form.’
    • ‘Even today, some authors appear uncommitted to this view.’
    • ‘In the case of phones, paying $1.50 for a high quality call is far more cost effective than paying 50 cents for a short call hurriedly read by an uncommitted caller.’
    floating, undecided, non-aligned, non-partisan, unaffiliated, neutral, impartial, independent, undeclared, uncertain, vacillating
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    1. 1.1 (of resources) not pledged or set aside for future use.
      ‘there is very little uncommitted money to fund new policies’
      • ‘‘We are in good position to meet these funding requirements as the bank has substantial amounts of uncommitted funds,’ Dr Gondwe said.’
      • ‘Potentially for data in transit; but if a database is involved, the engine promises to be able to back-out or complete an uncommitted transaction.’
      • ‘Ever wonder why venture capitalists have $70 billion in uncommitted funds in their hands?’
      • ‘I managed to get my plane times very wrong today, which meant that I wound up with astonishing, unexpected and uncommitted free time on my hands, which is something I almost never have.’
      • ‘Reduce the amount you owe by using any uncommitted cash, or perhaps the proceeds from selling an asset’
      • ‘When the Franco-Russian armies approached the German border, Schlieffen used the German rail network to mass uncommitted forces against the two Russian armies in East Prussia and destroy them.’
      • ‘Moreover, according to CLASP, 11 states reported no uncommitted funds at all.’
      • ‘In December 2003, only two of the Army's ten divisions were both uncommitted and in a high state of readiness.’
      • ‘Having another uncommitted heavy corps in CONUS might reassure U.S. allies around the globe that they will not be left to fend for themselves if the second major theater war occurs on their terrain.’
      • ‘Basing V Corps in CONUS provides another heavy corps uncommitted to any theater, thus enhancing the ability to respond to two major theater wars (MTWs).’
      • ‘Three-four billion of the newly-discovered surplus, plus a similar amount from the uncommitted balance of the $8 billion in savings that Labor had apparently identified, adds up to an awful lot of money.’
      unmarried, unattached, unwed, unwedded, wifeless, husbandless, partnerless, unengaged, unbetrothed, unpledged, unpromised, free, footloose and fancy free, available, single, lone, not going out with anyone
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