Meaning of “black-and-white” in the English Dictionary


"black-and-white" in English

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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)

"black-and-white" in American English

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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)

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