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motlier, comparative; motliest, superlative;
  1. Incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate
    • - a motley crew of discontents and zealots
  1. An incongruous mixture
    • - a motley of interacting interest groups
  2. The particolored costume of a jester
    • - life-size mannequins in full motley

  1. assorted: 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
  2. assortment: 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"
  3. vary: make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu"
  4. a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)
  5. 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"
  6. make motley; color with different colors
  7. a multicolored woolen fabric woven of mixed threads in 14th to 17th century England
  8. Motley refers to the traditional costume of the court jester, or the harlequin character in commedia dell'arte. The latter wears a patchwork of red, green and blue diamonds that is still a fashion motif.
  9. A jester's multicoloured clothes; An incongruous mixture; Comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity; heterogeneous; Having many colours; variegated
  10. (in  Constance Baker Motley (American lawyer and jurist))
  11. The Order of Service for JB's 1995 memorial service contained a cryptic "Message From Jeremy to His Friends": "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and now on with the Motley, whatever that means." Fans have puzzled over this sentence ever since. ...
  12. here, composed of many different or clashing elements — Nately and his friends form a "motley rescue party."
  13. A gene that modifies the appear of the saddle and side patterns of a cornsnake. Motley, here, means that there is a large number of varied looks that the saddles can take on. From a series of perfect dots to Q-tipping, and a number of variations in between. ...
  14. (adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester
  15. A family or gang of commoner fae.
  16. a catch all name for irregularities -- ranging from exhibiting an aberrant line of light colored spots, fused blotches, to stripes down the back
  17. exhibiting fused dorsal blotches, also removes ventral checkering