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adjective as in patterned

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The field of dreams is nothing if not a place for players with checkered pasts who nonetheless can’t let the game go.

A small bearded man, Coccia turned up in a blue suit and blue checkered tie, completely inappropriate attire for the outdoors, even though we had agreed that we would take a walk in the forest together.

Dysregulation isn’t the only psych term with a checkered past definition that Kennedy uses in a lighter, more evolved way.

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It is well past time for medicine’s checkered past to give way to a future where the fabric of women’s experience is recognized and respected in its entirety.

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Surveillance technologies and the San Diego border have a checkered history.

On a “warm up session,” he can be seen donning a checkered shirt and baseball hat atop his bushy ponytail.

Your character has a great look, with the short bob and the checkered dress.

He started out with a mixed, checkered record [and] seemed to be ready to build a good relationship with the West.

Although it should be noted that Feldman does have a checkered past.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, a young man, wearing a checkered keffiyeh over his face, said he was a Svoboda member.

In short, the news was exactly of that checkered order which was calculated to put us all in the highest spirits.

She sat all alone, plucking nervously at the red-and-white checkered tablecloth.

Together we rejoiced at the escape of Sill and Lamson, and made merry over the vicissitudes of my checkered career.

The ground is checkered with flakes of sunlight that fall through the leaves, and over all is the silence of the summer noon.

Here the merry chase had swept the hills; here revelry and pageantry had checkered a life of fierce strife and haughty oppression.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to checkered, such as: diversified, motley, quilted, spotted, variegated, and checky.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.