black-and-white

Primary Meanings of black-and-white

1.
adj
lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black
2.
adj
of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories
Full Definitions of black-and-white
1

adj lacking hue or shades of grey; part white and part black

“a black-and-white cow”
black-and-white blooms”
black-and-white stripes”

adj not having or not capable of producing colors

black-and-white film”
“a black-and-white TV”
Synonyms:
black and white
Antonyms:
color, colour
having or capable of producing colors
2

adj of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories

“he rejected a black-and-white world”
“there are no black-and-white certainties”
“there were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white
Synonyms:
divided
separated into parts or pieces

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