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Related to miscellaneously: miscellaneous expenses


1. Consisting of various kinds; varied: a shelf containing miscellaneous objects.
2. Having a variety of characteristics or aspects: a website providing miscellaneous information.

[From Latin miscellāneus, from miscellus, mixed, from miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]

mis′cel·la′ne·ous·ly adv.
mis′cel·la′ne·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: miscellaneous, heterogeneous, mixed, varied, assorted
These adjectives mean consisting of a number of different kinds. Miscellaneous implies a varied, often haphazard combination: is selling postcards and miscellaneous novelties. Heterogeneous emphasizes diversity and dissimilarity: a heterogeneous urban population. Mixed suggests a combination of differing but not necessarily conflicting elements: a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music. Varied stresses absence of uniformity: "The assembly was large and varied, containing clergy and laity, men and women" (Nicholas P.S. Wiseman).
Assorted often suggests the purposeful arrangement of different but complementary elements: a pretty arrangement of assorted flowers.
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The petitioner's counsel Afzal Shanwari Advocate also filed a miscellaneously plea seeking early hearing of his case but it was turned down by the bench.