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[vair-eed] /ˈvɛər id/
characterized by or exhibiting variety; various; diverse; diversified:
varied backgrounds.
changed; altered:
a varied estimate.
having several different colors; variegated.
Origin of varied
First recorded in 1580-90; vary + -ed2
Related forms
variedly, adverb
variedness, noun
nonvaried, adjective
unvaried, adjective
well-varied, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for unvaried
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  • Archie used sometimes to be weary of the hum of voices and the unvaried routine of the lessons; but Lilias never was.

    The Orphans of Glen Elder Margaret Murray Robertson
  • For a place of residence, I should suppose it might be a little dull, and unvaried.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • unvaried were they as each cut gem, and like each gem brilliant and burning.

    The Professor (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell
  • This latter part of his life was spent with unvaried regularity.

    Schopenhauer Margrieta Beer
  • On March 8, he wrote to me from Seaham: "Bell is in health, and unvaried good-humour and behaviour."

  • All that followed was one unvaried scene of distraction, division and enmity.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • She stayed to utter one farewell to the cold, the cruel marble, with its unvaried smile.

  • Only between him and Margaret was there the distance of unvaried formality.

    Philip Winwood Robert Neilson Stephens
  • When she arrives at the age of twenty her life presents an unvaried picture of despair and wretchedness.

    The Hindoos as they Are Shib Chunder Bose
  • True to this unvaried theme, Baptist Noel leaves to others gorgeously to declaim, or learnedly to define, or coldly to moralize.

    The London Pulpit J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for unvaried


displaying or characterized by variety; diverse
modified or altered: the amount may be varied without notice
varicoloured; variegated
Derived Forms
variedly, adverb
variedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unvaried



"differing from one another," 1580s, from past participle of vary (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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