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black-and-white

A black-and-white ​subject or ​situation is one in which it is ​easy to ​understand what is ​right and ​wrong: Disarmament isn't a black-and-white ​issue for me.
(Definition of black-and-white from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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black-and-whiteadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈblæk·ənˈhwɑɪt, -ˈwɑɪt/
having no ​colors except ​black, ​white, and ​gray: fig. The ​press has been ​presenting the ​conflict in black-and-white ​terms (= as being much ​clearer than it is).
(Definition of black-and-white from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “black-and-white”
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑白分明的,是非分明的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黑白分明的,是非分明的…
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