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multifarious

adj., adv. reference to a lawsuit in which either party or various causes of action (claims based on different legal theories) are improperly joined together in the same suit. This is more commonly called "misjoinder." (See: misjoinder)

multifarious

adjective different, disparate, diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, irregular, manifold, many, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, multiform, multiplex, nonuniform, numerous, varied, various, varius
See also: composite, compound, diverse, manifold, miscellaneous, multifold, multiple
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Being instated as an archangel, Satan made himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from Heaven.
The narrator notes, "Certainly Ernestina at her very worst had never shown the world a countenance so multifariously blighted as that of this lady in her first picture.
Ever multifariously prolific, Lewisohn found time for the massive Expression in America (1932), an interpretive literary history that impressed readers from Upton Sinclair to Henry Miller; Hemingway took it with him to Cuba in 1940.
In Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy and Sterne's Tristram Shandy, the sequence enacted upon the multifariously characterized reader is more ludic and destabilizing, and these proliferating, metatextual documents progressively reframe their own debates, processes of authentication, and the hierarchies supposed to obtain between the centres and margins of textuality.
The ultimate irony is that an American contemporary mind framed by the insistent dichotomy of black and white interferes with the also present postmodern goal of reading texts multifariously.
Given that the populations we have previously investigated were produced by laboratory natural selection on adult traits, and differ multifariously in adult life-history, we would like to confirm (or refute) the existence of the trade-off between viability and development time.
While there are significant differences between fragmentation and fragmentary literature, the two become one in the interlaced structure of the Squire's Tale: the fragmentation of interlacement results in a multifariously incomplete tale, in more than one fragment because, when the tale is truncated, several avenues or potential avenues of narrative are truncated.
95) Though multifariously different from the Catholic Church, this community shares many of its nomic characteristics, including common experiences that have engendered a shared framework of thinking about a wide range of issues; formal organizations for reporting and comparing those experiences, expressing group identity, and developing group positions; and a collective commitment to implementing shared values in people's lives.
Rather it can multifariously lead to life or death, beauty or deformity, artistic ability or linguistic handicap.
This has more to do with the fact that judges (read Justices) write too long, too multifariously, and too independently.
As this show of thirty recent works by Marc Quinn ought to demonstrate, the human form is multifariously definable: Bronzes cast from chunks of animal meat have us as raw corporeality waiting for the slab; in his "DNA Portraits," the artist schematizes identity into bacterial colonies in agar jelly using samples of human genomes; white marble representations of the physically handicapped challenge traditional conceptions of heroism and beauty.
But there we are; it is also a brilliant book, passionate, provocative, argumentatively powerful, and multifariously learned.