Synonyms for multifarious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˌmʌl təˈfɛər i əs

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Définition of multifarious

Origin :
  • 1590s, from Latin multifarius "manifold," from multifariam (adv.) "on many sides; in many places or parts," perhaps originally "that which can be expressed in many ways," from multi- "many" (see multi-) + -fariam, adverbial suffix (cf. bifariam "in two places"), from PIE *dwi-dhe- "making two." Related: Multifariously; multifariousness. Earlier forms of the word in English were multiphary (adv.); multipharie (adj.), both mid-15c.
  • adj diverse
Example sentences :
  • There were politics, with their multifarious opportunities for fortune and place.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The shapes are so multifarious, as to preclude us from giving any specific directions.
  • Extract from : « The Ladies' Work-Table Book » by Anonymous
  • His singular brain could grapple simultaneously with these multifarious subjects.
  • Extract from : « A Great Man » by Arnold Bennett
  • She was a trim yacht, notwithstanding her multifarious employments.
  • Extract from : « The Three Commanders » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • He has the merit of giving some order to this multifarious collection.
  • Extract from : « Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by Isaac D'Israeli
  • These, however, were only a part of his multifarious schemes.
  • Extract from : « The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) » by Leslie Stephen
  • Music and Gymnastic — multifarious and varied effects of music.
  • Extract from : « Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4) » by George Grote
  • The uses to which the wood of this tree is turned are multifarious in the extreme.
  • Extract from : « Science and Practice in Farm Cultivation » by James Buckman
  • From his multifarious knowledge he has been styled the Voltaire of science.
  • Extract from : « The Every Day Book of History and Chronology » by Joel Munsell
  • In the Nassellaria, multifarious forms of accessory spines are especially developed in the order Plectellaria.
  • Extract from : « Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, First Part: Porulosa (Spumellaria and Acantharia) » by Ernst Haeckel

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