Synonyms for (noun) motley

Synonyms: motley

Definition: a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England

Similar words: fabric, material, cloth, textile

Definition: artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Usage: the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent; woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC; she measured off enough material for a dress


Synonyms: motley

Definition: a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

Similar words: garment

Definition: an article of clothing

Usage: garments of the finest silk


Synonyms: smorgasbord, salmagundi, assortment, potpourri, variety, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley

Definition: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

Usage: a great assortment of cars was on display; he had a variety of disorders; a veritable smorgasbord of religions

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection

Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Synonyms for (verb) motley

Synonyms: motley, parti-color

Definition: make motley; color with different colors

Similar words: color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize

Definition: add color to

Usage: The child colored the drawings; Fall colored the trees; colorize black and white film


Synonyms: variegate, vary, motley

Definition: make something more diverse and varied

Usage: Vary the menu

Similar words: diversify

Definition: make (more) diverse

Usage: diversify a course of study

Synonyms for (adjective) motley

Synonyms: painted, particolored, particoloured, motley, multi-color, multi-colored, multi-colour, multi-coloured, multicolor, multicolored, multicolour, multicoloured, calico, varicolored, varicoloured, piebald, pied

Definition: having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

Usage: a jester dressed in motley; the painted desert; a particolored dress; a piebald horse; pied daisies

Similar words: colored, colorful, coloured

Definition: having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

Usage: colored crepe paper; the film was in color; amber-colored heads of grain


Synonyms: assorted, sundry, miscellaneous, mixed, motley

Definition: consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

Usage: an arrangement of assorted spring flowers; assorted sizes; miscellaneous accessories; a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music; a motley crew; sundry sciences commonly known as social- I.A.Richards

Similar words: heterogeneous, heterogenous

Definition: consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature

Usage: the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous