Definition of variously in US English:



  • In several or different ways.

    ‘his early successes can be variously accounted for’
    • ‘Interviewers, she says, are variously rude, poorly researched or plain stupid.’
    • ‘Baxter was variously criticised for not having coached an international side before, or for not being a local.’
    • ‘We were variously amused, appalled and aroused by what we were seeing, and the bad jokes were one way of dealing with that.’
    • ‘It was operated variously by Gaumont, Odeon and Classic cinemas.’
    • ‘On love, in all its many manifestations, few other poets have written so tenderly and so variously about the subject.’
    • ‘Across the UK, people have reported sightings of animals variously labelled as puma, leopard, panther or lynx.’
    • ‘Radio shows were clogged with callers variously praising and condemning Fleming's decision.’
    • ‘The condition has variously been blamed on a hormonal imbalance, psychological or social factors.’
    • ‘After Michelangelo and Raphael, he was the most important and variously creative artist of the Roman High Renaissance.’
    • ‘She has been variously likened to David Bowie, a painting by Vermeer and a face from a silent movie.’
    • ‘During the Inquiry and outside it, he has been variously described as difficult, abrasive and charming.’
    • ‘The picture has been variously described as a cross between Badlands, The Blair Witch Project and Deliverance.’
    • ‘In the courtroom families of the victims variously sobbed hugged and smiled, as an end to their ordeal came closer.’
    • ‘The cast members are variously able, appropriate in a musical about a Broadway dance audition.’
    • ‘Rubinstein fled Poland as a teenager and wound up in Australia, working variously as waitress, nanny and household help.’
    • ‘The eight products were run on six variously configured PCs.’
    • ‘They were variously charged with aggravated trespass, theft and criminal damage.’
    • ‘He has also served variously as governor of five Kew schools, churchwarden, Justice of the Peace and trustee of local charities.’
    • ‘It is known variously as the Stone of Scone, the Stone of Destiny, Jacob's Pillow and the Coronation Stone.’
    • ‘I have seen it attributed variously to Mark Twain and Benjamin Disraeli.’