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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-
    noun
    +one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
    adj.
    +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
    adj.
    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non-partisan, impartial, disinterested, indifferent, dispassionate, unbiased, uncommitted, noncommittal, aloof, withdrawn, detached, remote, removed: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'?
    colour
    4 not very bright or strong, such as grey or light brown: a neutral colour scheme + neutral tones
    chemistry
    5 neither acid nor ALKALINE
    electrical
    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
    colour
    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
    adj

    1 not supporting either side

    VERBS

    be | remain, stay

    ADV.

    strictly
    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.

    PREP.

    about
    neutral about this issue

    2 not showing strong qualities/feelings/colour

    VERBS

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

    ADV.

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

    3 not affected by sth

    VERBS

    be, seem

    ADV.

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

    PHRASES

    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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