Difference between Vary and Motley

What is the difference between Vary and Motley?

Vary as a verb is to change with time. while Motley as an adjective is comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity; heterogeneous


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To change with time. Not to remain constant. Of a group, to display differences.

Example sentence: The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Comprising greatly varied elements, to the point of incongruity; heterogeneousHaving many colours; variegated

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A jester's multicoloured clothesAn incongruous mixture

Example sentence: Social media teams tend to be decentralized - a motley mix of in-house experts, off-site consultants and international partners. The result: Confusion, rogue tweets, and off-message posts are almost inevitable. The worst gaffes live on in social media infamy.

We hope you now know whether to use Vary or Motley in your sentence.

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