Definition of motley adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

motley

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmɒtli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːtli//
 
(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. Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately related to mote.
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