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English definition of “motley”

motley

adjective [before noun]     /ˈmɒt.li/ US  /ˈmɑːt-/
consisting of many different types and therefore appearing strange or of low quality: There's a motley assortment/collection of old furniture in the house we're renting at the moment. The people who turned up to the meeting were a motley crew (= a group consisting of many different types of people).Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad
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