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motley

noun

1 motley

A collection containing a variety of sorts of things.

synonyms: assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety.

Dutch: assortiment, gemengde berichten, mengeling
Polish: asortyment, zasób



2 motley

A garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume).

3 motley

A multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England.

verb

1 motley

Make something more diverse and varied.

synonyms: variegate, vary.

2 motley

Make motley; color with different colors.

synonym: parti-color.

adjective

1 motley

Consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds:
— A motley crew.

synonyms: assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, sundry.

Roget 41: mixed etc. v.; implex, composite, half-and-half, linsey-woolsey, chowchow, hybrid, mongrel, heterogeneous; motley etc. (variegated) ... show more

Roget 81: polymorphous, multiform, multifold, multifarious, multigenerous, multiplex; heterogeneous, diversified, dissimilar, various, varied, variform; manifold, many-sided; ... show more

2 motley

Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly:
— A jester dressed in motley.

synonyms: calico, multi-color, multi-colored, multi-colour, multi-coloured, multicolor, multicolored, multicolour, multicoloured, painted ... show more.

Roget 440: variegated etc. v.; many-colored, many-hued; divers-colored, party-colored; dichromatic, polychromatic; bicolor, tricolor, versicolor; of all the colors of the rainbow, of all manner of colors; ... show more

Polish: pstrokaty, pstry


Moby thesaurus: Columbine, Hanswurst, Harlequin, Pantalone, Pantaloon, Polichinelle, Pulcinella, Punch, Punchinello, Scaramouch, amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, assorted, assortment, at odds, at variance, ballet skirt, band ... show more.

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