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cardboard

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɑːd.bɔːd/  us   /ˈkɑːrd.bɔːrd/
B2 material like very thick stiff paper, usually pale brown in colour, used especially for making boxes: a cardboard box
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adjective uk   /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.
Translations of “cardboard”
in Korean 판지…
in Arabic كَرْتون, وَرَق مُقَوَّى…
in Portuguese cartolina, papelão…
in Catalan cartó…
in Japanese 段ボール…
in Italian cartone…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指製作盒子的)硬紙板,卡紙板…
in Russian картон…
in Turkish mukavva kartonu, mukavva kutu…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指制作盒子的)硬纸板,卡纸板…
in Polish karton…
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