- 1not supporting or helping either side in a disagreement, competition, etc. synonym impartial, unbiased Journalists are supposed to be politically neutral. I didn't take my father's or my mother's side; I tried to remain neutral. in war
- 2not belonging to any of the countries that are involved in a war; not supporting any of the countries involved in a war neutral territory/waters Switzerland was neutral during the war. See related entries: Conflict without strong feeling/Influence
- 3deliberately not expressing any strong feeling ‘So you told her?’ he said in a neutral tone of voice.
- 4not affected by something He believes that technology is morally neutral until it is applied. see also gender-neutral colour
- 5not very bright or strong, such as grey or light brown a neutral colour scheme neutral tones chemistry
- 6neither acid nor alkaline electrical
- 7(abbreviation N) having neither a positive nor a negative electrical charge the neutral wire in a plug Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin neutralis