English - Vietnamese Dictionary
neutral /'nju:trəl/Concise Dictionary
- 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
- (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)
neutrals'nuːtrəl /'njuː-Thesaurus Dictionary
+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
Advanced English 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non-partisan, impartial, disinterested, indifferent, dispassionate, unbiased, uncommitted, noncommittal, aloof, withdrawn, detached, remote, removed: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.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The meeting must be at a politically neutral location.
neutral about this issue
2 not showing strong qualities/feelings/colour
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
culturally, ethically, ideologically, morally, politically
Behaviour is never culturally 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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