Synonyms and Antonyms of variety
1 the quality or state of being composed of many different elements or types <the sheer variety of the city's ethnic restaurants was dazzling> Synonyms assortment, diverseness, diversity, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness, manifoldness, miscellaneousness, multifariousness, multiplicity, variousness Related Words disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, otherness, unlikeness Near Antonyms homogeneity, homogeneousness, likeness, sameness, similarity; fewness, paucity
2 an unorganized collection or mixture of various things <every kitchen has a drawer crammed with a variety of things for which there just doesn't seem to be any other place> Synonyms agglomerate, agglomeration, alphabet soup, assortment, botch, clutter, collage, crazy quilt, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, gumbo, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jambalaya, jumble, jungle, litter, macédoine, medley, mélange, menagerie, miscellanea, mishmash, mixed bag, montage, motley, muddle, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pastiche, patchwork, patchwork quilt, potpourri, ragbag, ragout, rummage, salad, salmagundi, scramble, shuffle, smorgasbord, stew, tumble, miscellany, welterRelated Words detritus, notions, oddments, odds and ends, sundries; accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate, conglomeration; catchall; admixture, alloy, amalgam, blend, combination, commixture, composite, compound, fusion, intermixture, mix-up; bollix, chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, dog's breakfast [chiefly British], mess, morass, muddle, shambles; imbroglio, knot, snarl, tangle
3 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common <I prefer movies of the horror variety> Synonyms breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, type, sortRelated Words model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite
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