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English definition of “cardboard”


adjective     /ˈkɑːd.bɔːd/ US  /ˈkɑːrd.bɔːrd/ disapproving
relating to something, usually a character in a film or play , that does not seem to be real or interesting : I've never enjoyed his plays - somehow all his characters are cardboard.Natural and artificial
(Definition of cardboard adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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