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  1. characterized by or exhibiting variety; various; diverse; diversified: varied backgrounds.
  2. changed; altered: a varied estimate.
  3. having several different colors; variegated.
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Origin of varied

First recorded in 1580–90; vary + -ed2
Related formsvar·ied·ly, adverbvar·ied·ness, nounnon·var·ied, adjectiveun·var·ied, adjectivewell-var·ied, adjective
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Related Words for unvaried

tedious, repetitious, boring, repetitive, dreary, humdrum, tiresome, dull, ho-hum, plodding, unremarkable, unexciting, inconclusive, identical, mundane, monotonous, stodgy, tiring, lifeless, stupid

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Historical Examples of unvaried

  • Simplicity and frankness are the unvaried character of the natives of the plain.


    William Godwin

  • For a place of residence, I should suppose it might be a little dull, and unvaried.

    Janet's Love and Service

    Margaret M Robertson

  • "Nothing," answered Walter, with unvaried coolness and determination.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • This latter part of his life was spent with unvaried regularity.


    Margrieta Beer

  • The unvaried grin baffled him, and presently he glanced elsewhere.

    The Business of Life

    Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for unvaried


  1. displaying or characterized by variety; diverse
  2. modified or alteredthe amount may be varied without notice
  3. varicoloured; variegated
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Derived Formsvariedly, adverbvariedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unvaried



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

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