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motley

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of motley

  1. 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 assorted, eclectic, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, kitchen-sink, magpie, mixed, miscellaneous, patchwork, piebald, promiscuous, raggle-taggle, ragtag, variedRelated Words 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 monolithic, uniform; alike, identical, like, same; distinct, distinctive, individual, separateAntonyms homogeneous

  2. 2 marked by a variety of usually vivid colors a tropical bird with motley plumage Synonyms chromatic, colored, kaleidoscopic, colorful, multicolored, multihued, polychromatic, polychrome, prismatic, rainbow, varicolored, varied, variegated, variousRelated Words 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 achromatic; bleached, decolorized, faded, washed-out; dull, faint, gray (also grey), neutral, pale, pallid, unbrilliantAntonyms colorless; monochromatic, monochromic, monotone, self-colored, solid

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