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Synonyms and Antonyms of dappled

  1. 1 marked with spots a dappled fawn Synonyms spotted (also dapple), dotted, flecked, freckled, mottled, specked, speckled, splotchy, spotty, stippled, variegatedRelated Words spangled; marbled, moiré (or moire), veined; chromatic, colored, colorful, motley, multicolored, multihued, polychromatic, polychrome, prismatic, rainbow, varicolored, variegated; blotched, blotchy, piebald, pinto, roanNear Antonyms solidAntonyms unspotted

  2. 2 having blotches of two or more colors a forest that was vibrant with the dappled foliage of autumn Synonyms blotched, blotchy, pied (also dapple), marbled, mottled, piebald, pinto, splotched, spottedRelated Words shaded; checkered, motley, multicolored, polychromatic, polychrome, varicolored, variegated; blotted, brindled (or brindle), calico, specked, speckled, streaked; colored, colorful, pigmented; dotted, peppered, sprinkled; stippled; discolored, dyed, marked, stained; flecked, streaked; bespattered, spatteredNear Antonyms monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, solid

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