multifarious


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mul·ti·far·i·ous

 (mŭl′tə-fâr′ē-əs)
adj.
Having great variety; diverse.

[From Latin multifāriam, in many places : multi-, multi- + -fāriam, adv. suff.; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

mul′ti·far′i·ous·ly adv.
mul′ti·far′i·ous·ness n.

multifarious

(ˌmʌltɪˈfɛərɪəs)
adj
having many parts of great variety
[C16: from Late Latin multifārius manifold, from Latin multifāriam on many sides]
ˌmultiˈfariously adv
ˌmultiˈfariousness n

mul•ti•far•i•ous

(ˌmʌl təˈfɛər i əs)

adj.
1. having many different parts, elements, forms, etc.
2. numerous and varied; manifold: multifarious activities.
[1585–95; < Late Latin multifārius, adj. derivative of Latin multifāriam on many sides]
mul`ti•far′i•ous•ly, adv.
mul`ti•far′i•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.multifarious - having many aspects; "a many-sided subject"; "a multifaceted undertaking"; "multifarious interests"; "the multifarious noise of a great city"; "a miscellaneous crowd"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"

multifarious

adjective diverse, many, different, varied, numerous, multiple, legion, diversified, miscellaneous, sundry, variegated, manifold, multitudinous, multiform a composite of multifarious religions and people

multifarious

adjective
Translations

multifarious

[ˌmʌltɪˈfɛərɪəs] ADJmúltiple, vario

multifarious

[ˌmʌltɪˈfɛəriəs] adjdivers(e), varié(e)

multifarious

multifarious

[ˌmʌltɪˈfɛərɪəs] adjmolteplice, svariato/a
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Such, for example, were the well-washed pebbles and gravel of the sidewalk; even the sky-reflecting pools in the centre of the street; and the grass, now freshly verdant, that crept along the base of the fences, on the other side of which, if one peeped over, was seen the multifarious growth of gardens.
She set the drawers right; and then turned to the multifarious litter on a side-table.
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Others will follow, others will outstrip me on the same lines; and I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous and independent denizens.
But during these earlier days of my stay they broke the Law only furtively and after dark; in the daylight there was a general atmosphere of respect for its multifarious prohibitions.
His wife visited for him, and this was the received thing in the world, where the weighty and multifarious occupations of the magistrate were accepted as an excuse for what was really only calculated pride, a manifestation of professed superiority -- in fact, the application of the axiom, "Pretend to think well of yourself, and the world will think well of you," an axiom a hundred times more useful in society nowadays than that of the Greeks, "Know thyself," a knowledge for which, in our days, we have substituted the less difficult and more advantageous science of knowing others.
Thus John Endicott was a man of multifarious business, and had no time to look back regretfully to his native land.
This was a professed dealer in lawsuits—a man whose name appeared in every calendar—whose substance, gained in the multifarious expedients of a settler’s change able habits, was wasted in feeding the harpies of the courts.
This famous old French trading post continued to be a rallying point for a multifarious and motley population.
And before I get involved in the multifarious details of my new position, I should like to have secured my partner.
He exhorted them to keep in touch with men of the modern type; they must sympathise with their multifarious interests in order to keep before their eyes that whatever discoveries were made there was one discovery which could not be superseded, which was indeed as much of a necessity to the most successful and most brilliant of them all as it had been to their fathers.
This may be so because my reading was much more multifarious than it had been earlier, or because I was reading always two or three authors at a time.

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