One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she remained silent, apart from a few non-committal remarks’
evasive, equivocal, temporizing, guarded, circumspect, reserved
cautious, wary, careful, prudent
discreet, unrevealing, uncommunicative, politic, tactful, diplomatic, vague
revealing, careless, indiscreet
‘Alf was non-committal about their chances of success’
prevaricate, give nothing away, play one's cards close to one's chest, straddle an issue, dodge the issue, dodge the question, sidestep the issue, hedge, fence, pussyfoot, beat about the bush, equivocate, temporize, shilly-shally, vacillate, waver
hum and haw
duck the question, sit on the fence
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