Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun motley

3 senses of motley

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")
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 2
motley -- (a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume))
       => garment -- (an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk")

Sense 3
motley -- (a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England)
       => fabric, cloth, material, textile -- (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "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/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb motley

2 senses of motley

Sense 1
vary, variegate, motley -- (make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu")
       => diversify -- (make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study")

Sense 2
motley, parti-color -- (make motley; color with different colors)
       => color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")

Antonyms of adj motley

2 senses of motley

Sense 1
assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry (prenominal) -- (consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; "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)

INDIRECT (VIA heterogeneous) -> homogeneous, homogenous -- (all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group")

Sense 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"; "pied daisies")

INDIRECT (VIA colored) -> uncolored, uncoloured -- (without color; "pure water is uncolored")

Similarity of adj motley

2 senses of motley

Sense 1
assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry (prenominal) -- (consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; "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)
       => heterogeneous (vs. homogeneous), heterogenous -- (consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous")

Sense 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"; "pied daisies")
       => colored (vs. uncolored), coloured, colorful -- (having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain")

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