Definition of cardboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːdbɔːd/


1 [mass noun] Pasteboard or stiff paper: [as modifier]: a cardboard box
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  • Most people will be aware that there is little demand for paper, cardboard, plastic and glass.
  • Swindon Council provided households with a box for cardboard, paper and other recyclables.
  • The duo have dispensed with plastic CD casings and fashioned their covers from stiff cardboard.
2 [as modifier] (Of a character in a literary work) lacking depth and realism; artificial: with its superficial, cardboard characters, the novel was typical of her work
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  • Mind you, no psychological sensitivity can really rescue these grimly cardboard characters.
  • The cardboard characters they were from the TV show couldn't really sustain a movie.
  • They were very very simple cardboard characters who mostly just have to glower, smoulder and say witty lines quietly.

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