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English adjective: black-and-white

1. black-and-white lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black


SamplesA black-and-white cow.
Black-and-white blooms.
Black-and-white stripes.

2. black-and-white not having or not capable of producing colors


SamplesBlack-and-white film.
A black-and-white TV.
The movie was in black and white.


Synonymsblack and white


Domain categoryphotography, picture taking


Antonymscolor, colour

3. black-and-white of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories


SamplesHe rejected a black-and-white world.
There are no black-and-white certainties.
There were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white.


Similardivided


Antonymsunited









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