"motley" in the noun sense
1. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
"a great assortment of cars was on display"
"he had a variety of disorders"
"a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
"motley" in the verb sense
1. vary, variegate, motley
make something more diverse and varied
"Vary the menu"
2. motley, parti-color
make motley color with different colors
"motley" in the adjective sense
1. assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry
consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
"an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"
"a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"
"a motley crew"
"sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards
2. motley, calico, multicolor, multi-color, multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured
having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
"a jester dressed in motley"
"the painted desert"
"a particolored dress"
"a piebald horse"
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