checkered

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check·ered

adjective \ˈche-kərd\

: having a pattern made up of squares of different colors

: including good parts and bad parts

: including many problems or failures

Full Definition of CHECKERED

:  marked by alternation or contrast of fortune <the best album of his checkered career — Mark Coleman>; especially :  marked by many problems or failures <trying to prevent discovery of his checkered past>

Examples of CHECKERED

  1. He has had a checkered career with many ups and downs.

First Known Use of CHECKERED

1656

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