Antonyms for neutral

Grammar : Adj
Spell : noo-truhl, nyoo-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-

Definition of neutral

Origin :
  • late 15c., "composed of contrasting elements which, in proper proportion, neutralize each other," from Middle French neutral, from Latin neutralis "of neuter gender," from neuter (see neuter (adj.)). Chemistry sense is from 1660s. Sense of "not taking sides in a fight" (1540s) probably is from a similar meaning in Medieval Latin. Of colors, from 1821. Neutral corner is from boxing (1908).
  • adj impartial, noncommittal
  • adj flat, dull to senses
Example sentences :
  • A neutral was this good woman, and a well-wisher to each faction.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • When I came to I put all the controls in neutral and came looking for you.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • Labordette had arranged this interview with him on neutral ground.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
  • And there is a neutral state which is neither pleasure nor pain?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • But he guessed that the neutral wouldn't even have to lie very much.
  • Extract from : « Tales Of Hearsay » by Joseph Conrad
  • What one really wants is a nameless texture and a neutral tint.
  • Extract from : « The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly » by Charles James Lever
  • Shall I try to mediate—as a neutral, as a benevolent neutral?
  • Extract from : « The Rescue » by Joseph Conrad
  • We met in the library of Moyne House, which was neutral ground.
  • Extract from : « The Red Hand of Ulster » by George A. Birmingham
  • Ehrlich has used a double stain with neutral red and methylene blue.
  • Extract from : « Histology of the Blood » by Paul Ehrlich
  • Strictly speaking Black and White are known as "neutral" colors.
  • Extract from : « The Human Aura » by Swami Panchadasi

Synonyms for neutral

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