Black-and-white - definition

adjective

- 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

Examples

an old black and white TV

there were no grey areas, you were either for him or against him, he was all black-and-white

Here the film changes from black-and-white to color.

We rented an old black-and-white movie.

The cat has black-and-white fur.

...has a black-and-white view of human nature, believing that there is no mediate state between good and evil...

...the zebra is a black-and-white striped animal...

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