neutral Definition

  • 1not helping or supporting either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartial
  • 2having no strongly marked or positive characteristics or features

Using neutral: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "neutral" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The mediator remained neutral throughout the negotiations.

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    The journalist tried to report the news in a neutral manner.

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    The car's color was a neutral gray.

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    The restaurant had a neutral atmosphere.

neutral Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with neutral

  • a place or area that is not controlled by any particular group or side in a conflict


    The two sides agreed to meet on neutral ground for the peace talks.

  • an area of land or water that is not controlled by any particular country or group


    The disputed territory between the two countries was declared a neutral zone.

  • colors that are not bright or strong, such as beige, gray, or white


    The designer chose a palette of neutral colors for the living room.

Origins of neutral

from Latin 'neuter', meaning 'neither one nor the other'


Summary: neutral in Brief

The term 'neutral' [ˈnjuːtrəl] refers to a lack of bias or preference towards any particular side or characteristic. It can describe a person or entity that remains impartial in a conflict or disagreement, as well as an object or environment that lacks distinctive features or colors. Examples include 'The mediator remained neutral throughout the negotiations.' and 'The restaurant had a neutral atmosphere.'

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