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Diverse vs. Motley

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Diverseadjective

Consisting of many different elements; various.

Motleyadjective

Comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity.

Diverseadjective

(archaic) different; dissimilar; distinct; not the same

Motleyadjective

Having many colours; variegated.

Diverseadjective

Capable of various forms; multiform.

Motleynoun

An incongruous mixture.

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Diverseadjective

Containing people groups that are minorities in a given area.

Motleynoun

A jester's multicoloured clothes.

Diverseadjective

Belonging to a minority group.

‘Idris Elba was a diverse hire for the franchise’;

Motleynoun

(by extension) A jester; a fool.

Diverseadverb

In different directions; diversely.

Motleyadjective

Variegated in color; consisting of different colors; dappled; party-colored; as, a motley coat.

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Diverseadjective

Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.

‘The word . . . is used in a sense very diverse from its original import.’; ‘Our roads are diverse: farewell, love! said she.’;

Motleyadjective

Wearing motley or party-colored clothing. See Motley, n., 1.

Diverseadjective

Capable of various forms; multiform.

‘Eloquence is a great and diverse thing.’;

Motleyadjective

Composed of different or various parts; heterogeneously made or mixed up; discordantly composite; as, motley style.

Diverseadverb

In different directions; diversely.

Motleynoun

A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool.

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Diverseverb

To turn aside.

‘The redcross knight diverst, but forth rode Britomart.’;

Motleynoun

Hence, a jester, a fool.

Diverseadjective

many and different;

‘tourist offices of divers nationalities’; ‘a person of diverse talents’;

Motleynoun

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’;

Diverseadjective

distinctly dissimilar or unlike;

‘diverse parts of the country’; ‘celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan’; ‘animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth’;

Motleynoun

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

Motleynoun

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

Motleyverb

make something more diverse and varied;

‘Vary the menu’;

Motleyverb

make motley; color with different colors

Motleyadjective

consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity);

‘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’;

Motleyadjective

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’;

Motley

Motley is the traditional costume of the court jester, fool, or the harlequin character in commedia dell'arte. The harlequin wears a patchwork of red, green and blue diamonds that is still a fashion motif.

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