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VARIED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does varied mean? 

VARIED (adjective)
  The adjective VARIED has 3 senses:

1. characterized by variety
2. widely different
3. broken away from sameness or identity or duplication

  Familiarity information: VARIED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VARIED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by variety

Context examples:

immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions / his work is interesting and varied

Similar:

variable; varying (marked by diversity or difference)

variform (varying in form or shape)

varicolored; varicoloured; variegated (having a variety of colors)

omnifarious (of all varieties or forms or kinds)

many-sided; multifaceted; multifarious (having many aspects)

various; versatile (having great diversity or variety)

Also:

different (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree)

modified (changed in form or character)

heterogeneous; heterogenous (consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature)

Attribute:

diverseness; diversity; multifariousness; variety (noticeable heterogeneity)

Antonym:

unvaried (lacking variety)


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Meaning:

Widely different

Synonyms:

varied; wide-ranging

Context examples:

varied motives prompt people to join a political party / varied ethnic traditions of the immigrants

Similar:

diversified (having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety)


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Meaning:

Broken away from sameness or identity or duplication

Context example:

her quickly varied answers indicated uncertainty

Similar:

changed (made or become different in nature or form)


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