chequered


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chequered

(ˈtʃɛkəd) or

checkered

adj
marked by fluctuations of fortune (esp in the phrase a chequered career)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chequered - patterned with alternating squares of color
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
Translations

chequered

checkered (US) [ˈtʃekəd] ADJ
1. (= checked) [tablecloth, shirt, pattern] → a cuadros, de cuadros
2. (= varied) a chequered careeruna carrera accidentada or llena de altibajos

chequered

[ˈtʃɛkərd] (British) checkered (US) adj
[career, history] → en dents de scie
(= checked) [tablecloth] → à carreaux chequered flagchequered flag n (MOTOR RACING)drapeau m à damiercheque stub (British) ntalon m

chequered

, (US) checkered
adj (lit)kariert; (= dappled)gefleckt, gesprenkelt; (fig) career, history, pastbewegt

chequered

checkered (Am) [ˈtʃɛkəd] adja scacchi, a quadretti, a quadri (fig) → movimentato/a
a chequered career → una carriera movimentata
References in classic literature ?
Half the sky was chequered with black thunderheads, but all the west was luminous and clear: in the lightning flashes it looked like deep blue water, with the sheen of moonlight on it; and the mottled part of the sky was like marble pavement, like the quay of some splendid seacoast city, doomed to destruction.
Obviously it was a vain hope in 187- to see the ladies of a royal household walk in chequered sunshine, with baskets of linen on their heads, to the banks of a clear stream overhung by the starry fronds of palm-trees.
But in spite of the brilliant sunlight and the green fans of the trees waving in the soothing sea-breeze, the world was a confusion, blurred with drifting black and red phantasms, until I was out of earshot of the house in the chequered wall.