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motley

 
Adjective motley has 2 senses
  1. assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry - consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity); "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards
    Antonyms: homogeneous, homogenous (indirect, via heterogeneous)
  2. motley, calico, multicolor, multicolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"
    Antonyms: uncolored, uncoloured (indirect, via colored)
Noun motley has 3 senses
  1. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
    --1 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --1 has particulars:
     grab bag; witches' brew, witches' broth, witch's brew; range; selection; odds and ends, oddments, melange, farrago, ragbag, hodgepodge, mishmash, mingle-mangle, hotchpotch, omnium-gatherum; alphabet soup; sampler
    Derived form: verb motley1
  2. motley - a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
    --2 is a kind of
    garment
    --2 has substance: motley
  3. motley - a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
    --3 is a kind of
    fabric, cloth, material, textile
    --3 is a substance of motley
    Derived form: verb motley2
Verb motley has 2 senses
  1. vary, variegate, motley - make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
    --1 is one way to diversify
    Derived form: noun motley1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. motley, parti-color - make motley; color with different colors
    --2 is one way to color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in
    Derived form: noun motley3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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