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English definition of “shades of grey”

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shades of grey

the fact of it not being clear in a situation what is right and wrong: The film presents a straightforward choice between good and evil, with no shades of grey.
Translations of “shades of grey”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不確定性,灰色區域…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不确定性,灰色区域…
(Definition of shades of grey from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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