Main meanings of non-answer in English

: non-answer1non-answer2

non-answer1

noun

  • 1A failure or refusal to give an answer; a failure to obtain an answer.

  • 2An answer that does not deserve to be called an answer; an inadequate or evasive answer.

Pronunciation

non-answer

/ˈnɒnˌɑːnsə/ /ˈnɒnˌansə/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Examiner. From non- + answer.

Main meanings of non-answer in English

: non-answer1non-answer2

non-answer2

verb

  • To utter as an inadequate answer.

    Apparently an isolated use.

Pronunciation

non-answer

/nɒnˈɑːnsə/ /nɒnˈansə/

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From non- + answer.