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motley meaning and definition

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Definition of motley (noun)

  1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  2. a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
  3. a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England


Definition of motley (verb)

  1. make something more diverse and varied
  2. make motley; color with different colors

MOTLEY adjective

Definition of motley (adjective)

  1. 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
    • synonyms: assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, sundry
  2. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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