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checkered

check·ered

checkered

pronunciation:
che krd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: patterned with squares.
a checkered blouse
synonyms:
checked
similar words:
tartan
definition 2: alternating in color, with distinct light patches and shadows.
Sunlight passing through the tree leaves forms a checkered pattern.
synonyms:
dappled, variegated
similar words:
checked, motley, mottled, multicolored, piebald, pied
definition 3: noted for frequent changes and wide swings in fortune.
This corporation's financial history is quite checkered.
synonyms:
uneven, up-and-down
similar words:
diverse, inconstant, irregular, many-sided, spotty, turbulent, varied