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Definition of motley adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

motley

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈmɑtli//
 
[only before noun] (disapproving)
 
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consisting of many different types of people or things that do not seem to belong together She had a motley group of friends at college. The room was filled with a motley collection of furniture and paintings. The audience was a motley crew of students and tourists.
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