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Meaning of MISCELLANEOUS

Pronunciation:  `misu'leyneeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  constituting a grab-bag category; "the usual collection of miscellaneous expenses"
  2. [adj]  consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity); "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards
 

MISCELLANEOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: assorted, general, heterogeneous, heterogenous, mixed, motley, sundry(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis`cel*la"ne*ous\, a. [L. miscellaneus mixed,
miscellaneous, fr. miscellus mixed, fr. miscere to mix. See
{Mix}, and cf. {Miscellany}.]
Mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse
sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous; as, a miscellaneous
collection. ``A miscellaneous rabble.'' --Milton. --
{Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ness}, n.

 
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 Related Terms: amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amphibious, assorted, blended, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, conglomerate, dappled, different, disparate, divergent, divers, diverse, diversified, eclectic, equivocal, fifty-fifty, half-and-half, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, intricate, ironic, jumbled, manifold, many, many-sided, medley, mingled, mixed, motley, multifaceted, multifarious, multiform, multinational, multiplex, multiracial, odd, patchy, pluralistic, promiscuous, scrambled, sundry, syncretic, thrown together, unsorted, varied, various, varying
 

 

 

 

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