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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
neutral /'nju:trəl/
  • tính từ
    • trung lập
      • neutral zone: khu vực trung lập
      • neutral nation: nước trung lập
      • to be (remain) neutral: đứng trung lập, giữ thái độ trung lập
    • (hoá học) trung tính
    • (thực vật học), (động vật học) vô tính
    • không có tính chất rõ rệt
      • a neutral colỏu (tint): màu không rõ rệt
    • (kỹ thuật) ở vị trí số không
    • danh từ
      • nước trung lập; người trung lập
      • (kỹ thuật) số không (máy)
    Concise Dictionary
    neutrals'nuːtrəl /'njuː-
    +one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
    +neither moral nor immoral; neither good nor evil, right nor wrong
    +having no personal preference
    +having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
    +not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest
    +having no net electric charge; not electrified
    +of something that is lacking hue
    +possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics
    +lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 non-belligerent, non-combatant, unaligned, non-aligned, unaffiliated, uninvolved, unallied, non-allied, non-partisan, impartial, disinterested, indifferent, dispassionate, unbiased, uncommitted, noncommittal, aloof, withdrawn, detached, remote, removed:
    Switzerland has remained neutral during both world wars.
    2 dull, drab, colourless, achromatic, toneless, indeterminate, washed out, pale, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, indeterminate, vague, drab, beige, ecru:
    A neutral wallpaper colour won't clash with the paintings.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective
    in disagreement / contest
    1 not supporting or helping either side in a disagreement, competition, etc: Journalists are supposed to be politically neutral. + I didn't take my father's or my mother's side; I tried to remain neutral.
    in war
    2 not belonging to any of the countries that are involved in a war; not supporting any of the countries involved in a war: neutral territory / waters + Switzerland was neutral during the war.
    without strong feeling
    3 deliberately not expressing any strong feeling: 'So you told her?' he said in a neutral tone of voice. + Is there a neutral word for 'terrorist'?
    4 not very bright or strong, such as grey or light brown: a neutral colour scheme + neutral tones
    5 neither acid nor ALKALINE
    6 (abbreviation N) having neither a positive nor a negative electrical CHARGE: the neutral wire in a plug
    neutrally adverb
    Idioms: on neutral ground / territory in a place that has no connection with either of the people or sides who are meeting and so does not give an advantage to either of them: We decided to meet on neutral ground.
    + noun
    in vehicle
    1 [U] the position of the GEARS of a vehicle in which no power is carried from the engine to the wheels: to leave / put the car in neutral
    in disagreement / war
    2 [C] a person or country that does not support either side in a disagreement, competition or war
    3 [C] a colour that is not bright or strong, such as grey or light brown: The room was decorated in pale neutrals.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 not supporting either side


    be | remain, stay


    The government maintained its strictly neutral policy.
    | completely | basically, broadly
    The Russians took a broadly neutral position.
    | politically
    The meeting must be at a politically neutral location.


    neutral about this issue

    2 not showing strong qualities/feelings/colour


    be, seem
    Her expression seemed neutral.
    | remain | keep sth
    Dolly kept her voice carefully neutral.


    perfectly | fairly, quite, relatively
    She chose fairly neutral make-up.
    | apparently | carefully

    3 not affected by sth


    be, seem


    culturally, ethically, ideologically, morally, politically
    Behaviour is never culturally neutral.


    gender neutral
    She argued that the law should always be gender neutral (= apply in exactly the same way to men and women).

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