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English adjective: neutral

1. neutral having no personal preference


SamplesImpersonal criticism.
A neutral observer.


Synonymsimpersonal


Similarnonsubjective, objective


Antonymssubjective

2. neutral having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive


SamplesInert matter.
An indifferent chemical in a reaction.


Synonymsindifferent, inert


Similarunreactive


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry


Antonymsreactive

3. neutral not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest


Similarnonaligned


Antonymsaligned

4. neutral possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics


Similarneutralised, neutralized, viewless


Antonymsnegative, positive

5. neutral having no hue


SamplesNeutral colors like black or white.


Synonymsachromatic


Similarargent, ash-gray, ash-grey, ashy, black-gray, black-grey, blackish, blackish-gray, blackish-grey, blue-black, blue-gray, blue-grey, blue-white, bluish black, bluish-gray, bluish-grey, bluish-white, brown-black, brown-gray, brown-grey, brownish-black, brownish-gray, brownish-grey, canescent, chalky, charcoal, charcoal-gray, charcoal-grey, coal-black, cool-white, cottony-white, dark-gray, dark-grey, dull-white, ebon, ebony, gray, gray-black, gray-white, grayish, grayish-black, grayish-white, green-white, greenish-gray, greenish-grey, greenish-white, grey, grey-black, grey-white, greyish, greyish-black, greyish-white, hueless, ink-black, inky, inky-black, iron-gray, iron-grey, jet, jet-black, lily-white, milk-white, off-white, olive-gray, olive-grey, oxford-gray, oxford-grey, pearl gray, pearl grey, pearly, pearly-white, pinkish-white, pitchy, purple-black, purple-white, purplish-black, purplish-white, red-gray, red-grey, reddish-gray, reddish-grey, sable, silver, silver-gray, silver-grey, silver-white, silverish, silvery, silvery-gray, silvery-grey, silvery-white, slate-black, slate-gray, slate-grey, slatey, slaty, slaty-gray, slaty-grey, snow-white, snowy, soot-black, sooty, sooty-black, stone-gray, stone-grey, violet-black, white-flowered, whitish, yellow-gray, yellow-grey, yellow-white, yellowish-gray, yellowish-grey, yellowish-white


See alsocolorless, colourless


Attributechromaticity, hue


Antonymschromatic

6. neutral lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics


SamplesA neutral personality that made no impression whatever.


Similarcolorless, colourless


Antonymscolourful, colorful

7. neutral having no net electric charge


Synonymselectroneutral


Similaruncharged


Antonymscharged


English noun: neutral

1. neutral (person) one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)fence-sitter, stakeholder









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