Synonyms and Antonyms of motley
1 consisting of many things of different sorts a ship with a motley crew of old salts, young adventurers, and shifty characters of all ages Synonyms of motley assorted, eclectic, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, kitchen-sink, magpie, mixed, miscellaneous, patchwork, piebald, promiscuous, raggle-taggle, ragtag, variedWords Related to motley manifold, multifarious; multiple, multiplex, myriad; disparate, divergent, diverse, sundry, various; chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, farraginous, jumbled, littered, messed, messy, muddled; amalgamated, blended, combined, commingled, commixed, conglomerated, fused, incorporated, intermingled, intermixed, merged, mingled; composite, conglomerate, hybrid; unclassified, unsortedNear Antonyms of motley monolithic, uniform; alike, identical, like, same; distinct, distinctive, individual, separateAntonyms of motley homogeneous
2 marked by a variety of usually vivid colors a tropical bird with motley plumage Synonyms of motley chromatic, colored, kaleidoscopic, colorful, multicolored, multihued, polychromatic, polychrome, prismatic, rainbow, varicolored, varied, variegated, variousWords Related to motley iridescent, opalescent; brave, bright, brilliant, gay, vibrant; flashy, garish, gaudy, loud, showy, splashy; checkered, dotted, patterned, plaid, plaided, striped; dappled (also dapple), marbled, mottled, parti-color (or parti-colored), piebald, pied, pinto; flecked, specked, speckled, spotted; banded, barred, brindled (or brindle), streaked, striated; bichrome, bicolored (or bicolor), dichromatic, trichromatic, tricolor (or tricolored), two-tone, two-tonedNear Antonyms of motley achromatic; bleached, decolorized, faded, washed-out; dull, faint, gray (also grey), neutral, pale, pallid, unbrilliantAntonyms of motley colorless; monochromatic, monochromic, monotone, self-colored, solid
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Synonyms and Antonyms of motley
1 a person formerly kept in a royal or noble household to amuse with jests and pranks the motleys with their colorful outfits Synonyms of motley jester, foolWords Related to motley buffoon, clown, comedian, comedienne, comic, cutup, droll, harlequin, joker, jokester, madcap, merry-andrew, vice, wag, zany; mime, mummer
2 an unorganized collection or mixture of various things a motley of old junk stored in the attic Synonyms of motley 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, miscellany, muddle, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pastiche, patchwork, patchwork quilt, potpourri, ragbag, ragout, rummage, salad, salmagundi, scramble, shuffle, smorgasbord, stew, tumble, variety, welterWords Related to motley 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
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