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Synonyms for motley
ˈmɒt limot·ley

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. motley

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

    Antonyms:
    uniform, homogeneous, alike, monochromatic

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. William Shakespeare:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Sasha Frid:

    Mötley Crüe always performs its songs live but during the last tour Mick struggled to remember chords, played the wrong songs and made constant mistakes which led to his departure from the band.

  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.


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  • موتليArabic
  • сыбарBashkir
  • bunt zusammengeworfen, bunt, zusammengewürfelt, vielfarbigGerman
  • abigarrado, batiburrillo, mezcolanzaSpanish
  • آمیخته, رنگارنگ, ناهمگونPersian
  • sekalainen, kirjavaFinnish
  • hétérocliteFrench
  • पंचमेलHindi
  • variegato, eterogeneo, multicoloreItalian
  • סַסגוֹנִיHebrew
  • 雑色Japanese
  • bontDutch
  • pstrokaciznaPolish
  • пёстрый, разношёрстный, мешанина, пестрота, разноцветныйRussian

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