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Synonyms for motley
ˈmɒt limot·ley

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. motley

    Synonyms:
    parti-colored, variegated, mixed, medley, heterogeneous, diversified

    Antonyms:
    uniform, homogeneous, alike, monochromatic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motleynoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    salmagundi, diverseness, form, multifariousness, pastiche, categorisation, diversity, categorization, florilegium, mixture, miscellany, admixture, classification, mix, change, variety show, potpourri, concoction, commixture, kind, compartmentalisation, miscellanea, smorgasbord, assortment, compartmentalization, garland, mixing, sort, medley, intermixture, variety, mixed bag

    Antonyms:
    homogenous, homogeneous, uncolored, uncoloured

  2. motleynoun

    a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

    Synonyms:
    smorgasbord, mixed bag, miscellanea, salmagundi, miscellany, potpourri, variety, assortment, mixture

    Antonyms:
    homogeneous, homogenous, uncolored, uncoloured

  3. motleyadjective

    a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England

    Synonyms:
    smorgasbord, mixed bag, miscellanea, salmagundi, miscellany, potpourri, variety, assortment, mixture

    Antonyms:
    uncoloured, homogeneous, homogenous, uncolored

  4. assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry(a)adjective

    consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

    "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:
    uncoloured, homogenous, homogeneous, uncolored

  5. motley, calico, multicolor, multi-color, multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicolouredverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    multi-color, multicolor, particolored, miscellaneous, calico, multicoloured, painted, mixed, pied, sundry(a), piebald, multicolored, multicolour, multi-colored, multi-colour, particoloured, varicolored, multi-coloured, variegated, assorted, varicoloured

    Antonyms:
    uncolored, homogeneous, homogenous, uncoloured

  6. vary, variegate, motleyverb

    make something more diverse and varied

    "Vary the menu"

    Synonyms:
    change, alter, deviate, vary, diverge, parti-color, depart, variegate

    Antonyms:
    homogeneous, uncoloured, homogenous, uncolored

  7. motley, parti-colorverb

    make motley; color with different colors

    Synonyms:
    vary, parti-color, variegate

    Antonyms:
    homogenous, uncoloured, homogeneous, uncolored

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. motleyadjective

    Synonyms:
    variegated, dappled, MOTTLED

  2. motleyadjective

    Synonyms:
    heterogeneous, of various kinds

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How to use motley in a sentence?

  1. George R.R. Martin:

    You're Ned Stark's bastard, aren't you?” Jon felt a coldness pass right through him. He pressed his lips together and said nothing. “Did I offend you?” Lannister said. “Sorry. Dwarfs don't have to be tactful. Generations of capering fools in motley have won me the right to dress badly and say any damn thing that comes into my head.” He grinned. “You are the bastard, though.” “Lord Eddard Stark is my father,” Jon admitted stiffly. Lannister studied his face. “Yes,“ he said. “I can see it. You have more of the north in you than your brothers.” “Half brothers,“ Jon corrected. He was pleased by the dwarf's comment, but he tried not to let it show. “Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” Jon was in no mood for anyone's counsel. “What do you know about being a bastard?“ “All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.” “You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister.“ “Am I?“ the dwarf replied, sardonic. “Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure.“ “I don't even know who my mother was,“ Jon said. “Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.“ He favored Jon with a rueful grin. “Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.“ And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    I met a fool I' the forest, a motley fool.

  3. Brown Jackson:

    And like Judge Motley, I have dedicated my career to ensuring that the words engraved on the front of the Supreme Court building --' Equal Justice Under Law' -- are a reality and not just an idea.

  4. Ian Graham:

    She's a shining light, hardworking and with an integrity that the rest of the motley crew in British politics just doesn't have.


Translations for motley

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  • сыбарBashkir
  • bunt zusammengeworfen, zusammengewürfelt, vielfarbig, buntGerman
  • batiburrillo, mezcolanza, abigarradoSpanish
  • ناهمگون, آمیخته, رنگارنگPersian
  • kirjava, sekalainenFinnish
  • पंचमेलHindi
  • eterogeneo, variegato, multicoloreItalian
  • 雑色Japanese
  • bontDutch
  • pstrokaciznaPolish
  • мешанина, пёстрый, разноцветный, пестрота, разношёрстныйRussian

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