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English definition of “shades of grey”

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.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievableDoubt and ambivalenceHesitating
(Definition of shades of grey from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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