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motley

mot·ley

motley

 
 
pronunciation:
mat li
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made up of a contrasting variety of types, appearances, or the like; very heterogeneous.
Fans of the movie star were a motley group with little in common but their affection for this woman.
synonyms:
diverse, miscellaneous, raggle-taggle, varied
similar words:
assorted, heterogeneous, higgledy-piggledy, incongruous, jumbled, mixed-up, scrambled
definition 2: made up of a contrasting variety of colors; variegated.
a motley pattern
synonyms:
multicolored, parti-colored, polychrome, prismatic, varicolored, varied, variegated
similar words:
clashing, harlequin, mottled, pied
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: motleys
definition 1: a jester's costume.
definition 2: a combination of varying colors, persons, qualities, or the like.
synonyms:
crazy quilt, gallimaufry, kaleidoscope, mélange, medley, olio, patchwork, potpourri, rainbow
similar words:
conglomeration, farrago, hodgepodge, omnium-gatherum, palette, variety