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Definition of Neutrality


  1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.
  2. Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad.
  3. The quality or state of being neutral. See Neutral, a., 4.
  4. The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers.
  5. Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or states.

Neutrality Quotations

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Elie Wiesel

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Dante Alighieri

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
Max Eastman

The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.
Bill Bradley
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Neutrality Translations

neutrality in Spanish is neutralidad
neutrality in Swedish is neutralitet
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